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Gum drops and noodles are used to build the biggest strongest structure you can make.

Gum drops and noodles are used to build the biggest strongest structure you can make.

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  • 1. TrianglesWhat’s the big deal about triangles?
  • 2. Gumdrops and TrianglesMaterials 30 gumdrops Handful of noodles Platform Washers
  • 3. RulesEach team will build astructure using amaximum of 30gumdropsEach team will use ahandful of noodles
  • 4. RulesYour structure will beranked by how much weightit can hold.Your structure will beranked by height.Your structure must fit onthe designated platform
  • 5. WinnerFirst Place: Root Beer Floatand BIG Candy BarSecond Place: BIG Candy BarThird Place: Candy BarAll Students receive juice a box
  • 6. ProcessBrainstorm: share ideas.(All ideas are valid)HypothesisTest materialsTrials: Test different typesof structuresSubmit final structure
  • 7. HypothesisA proposed explanationfor an observablephenomenon.Must be able to betested
  • 8. BrainstormShare and write downdifferent ideas.All teammates ideasare valid and should betreated with respect.
  • 9. Before You StartHand test a noodle toobserve the bucklingcurve (how much isbends before it breaks)and compressionstrength (how strongthe noodle is vertically).
  • 10. Test Different StructuresExplore different ideas.Be sure to testdifferent structuresand record the datarelated to eachstructure you test
  • 11. The longest truss bridge in the world is Pont de Quebec (or Quebec Bridge).Submit final structure