Lesson 2: Spaghetti truss bridges

Through the medium of spaghetti, children learn how triangulation reinforces joins in a structure as well as other tips for construction

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying suspension and truss bridges

  • Using triangles to create truss bridges and test them

  • Understanding how triangles can be used to reinforce bridges

Teacher Video: Spaghetti truss bridge

Pupil Video: Spaghetti truss bridge

Audio quality: this sound on this video was not recorded in a studio due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We will re-record the audio when possible

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Truss Bridge Image
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Truss Bridge Image with Arrows
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