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I need to know about how to do a science project. So, how do I build a good strong bridge out of popsicle sticks? Answered

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caarntedd (author)2010-11-06

First eat all the popsicles.

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craftyv (author)2010-11-06

Please consider this question again. To me this seems to be a science education topic and would normally follow some classes or workshops on the subject such as weight distribution, strength, materials etc. The project is an opportunity for the student to show what they have learnt (in class) and how to put it into practice.
To simply follow somebody else's design and structural ideas etc. completely defeats the purpose. Why not ask the teacher how to get started, that way he/she is aware of any issues you have and can assist.

I hope I havn't poured rain on this or maybe Iv'e got it wrong. In any case best of luck with your project.

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frollard (author)2010-11-05

so what did you find when you searched "popsicle stick bridge" and or "science fair"?

I would personally search for "science fair winner" and see what they did. Don't copy their work, just their technique and work ethic.

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kelseymh (author)frollard2010-11-06

It may be too late for that.

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AngryRedhead (author)2010-11-06

Are you allowed to use glue?

If so, just use lots of epoxy to glue criss-crossing popsicle sticks together.

3 Rows:
Top Row:  Lengthwise
Middle Row:  Widthwise
Bottom Row: Lengthwise

Use the rest of your time for other homework.

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Kiteman (author)2010-11-06

Popsicle sticks are straight.

Do a google image search for "bridge" or "bridges", and look for bridges constructed from straight things.

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rickharris (author)2010-11-06

http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/  This is a bridge building simulator - you may find it useful. It is free.

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lemonie (author)2010-11-06


Another one.
This is a common science project, millions of people have done it - what specific difficultys are you having finding these on the internet?

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