For homework on Tuesday, the Honeysuckle class researched the Paper Bridge Experiment. They investigated the different methods for creating a bridge and sketched a plan to try out in class. Each pair was given 3 pieces of paper and were not allowed to use any additional materials. Our winning bridge came from Euan and Harvey who designed a bridge that supported 4.7kg of books using only 3 pieces of A4 paper! Impressive engineering!
Honeysuckle also had some fun looking at different designs that provided stability for our spaghetti and marshmallow towers today. We found those with reinforced square bases or those that used triangular based pyramids were the strongest. When the timer went our structure had to stay standing for 30 seconds. Then we measured to find the highest! Congratulations to Róisín, Ryan and Dumitriu who designed a tower that was just under 50cm high!