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Popsicle Bridges Test Newton's Laws of Physics
Posted 01/17/2018 06:28PM

Upper School physics students were given a challenge for their second quarter project: build a bridge using just popsicle sticks and glue that could hold anywhere from 11 to 44 pounds of weight.

The project helped students better understand Newton’s laws of physics and how they apply to engineering. In addition to the requirements for how much weight the bridges had to support, the models needed to also cross a gap of at least 22 inches and allow for six inches of clearance in the middle 12 inches of the bridge.

Some of the projects went above and beyond the requirements. Sophia Bae ‘19 built a bridge that held 66 pounds of weight while a bridge built by Merve Balatekin ‘19 held a science teacher plus textbooks for an impressive 145 pounds!


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