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# Gumdrops and triangles

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

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• ### Gumdrops and triangles

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