Spaghetti Structures

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Criteria

Category: Material, Construction, Technology, Model
Cost: moderate
Subject: Music/Art, Natural science
Age: 14 – 19
Group: < 15
Duration: several days
Procedure: Guidance required

Abstract

Using spaghetti and glue, build a bridge with the greatest possible span that can carry one kilogram of weight.
Discover structural behavior without using formulas or calculations.

Objective

- get acquainted with the profession of engineering
- introduction to the fundamentals of statics
- learn about the properties of construction materials
- experiment with loading tests to measure structural capacity



This project was developed by: Renate Rinke (Lehrerin), Reichart Marius (Diplomingenieur) and made possible by: ats Architektur, Technik und Schule, Salzburg.



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