Bridging ideas together
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DCS Montessori (DCSM) middle school math and science students participated in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics project where they designed a pedestrian bridge out of toothpicks with the ultimate goal to hold a heavy weight-bearing load. The project challenged students to explore truss and structural framing designs then use that knowledge to develop and engineer a bridge design. The strongest completed bridge weighed 1.2 ounces and held 44.1 pounds of water load.