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Weekend Activity: Bridge Blunder

On This Day

in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco was first opened to the public as a Pedestrian Day.


Weekend Activity: Bridge Blunder

• How many different kinds of bridge do you know?

• Are some shapes stronger than others?


  • Build different models of bridges.
  • Test their different models to see which can hold the most weight and why.
  • Record and share their results.

Does it matter where you put the weights?

Take a picture of your bridge and make notes about the weight it held and how you might make it stronger and more stable. Tag us on Twitter @STEMHUB_SE or send your bridge to for feedback!

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