Bridge over the River Toad!
Thursday January 11th 2018, 12:01 pm  Tagged
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We’re back! And we’ve finished our final project for Wind in the Willows!

Toad just loves zooming around in his motorcar but there isn’t a bridge near his mansion. He was so distraught and asked us to help him design and build a bridge.

First we investigate different types of bridges and looked at all the different types along The Thames. Here’s a good website we used: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/challenge/index.html.

We also experimented with different paper bridges that were folded into different shapes to see which could hold the most weight.

Finally, we decided that a beam bridge would be the best idea so we got planning but with some important design specifications (length, width , structure).  After, we set about making in using straw and sellotape. Here are our final results and the testing:

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