On Friday on July 11, 2014, the elementary students of Excelsius Academy participated in a fun, engaging science activity called the “Straw Bridge Activity”. In this activity, the goal was to build stable bridges using only 30 straws. The students learned how to cut straws and tape them together in ways that would provide a strong base for their bridges. The straw bridge activity helped these students utilize their science and mathematics skills. It also provided them with the basic foundation of becoming possible architects or engineers in the future!

Students listen anxiously as Mr. Montes talks about  the different structure of bridges.
Students listen anxiously as Mr. Montes talks about the different structure of bridges.

 

Students proudly showcase their bridge made out of straws and scotch tape.
Students proudly showcase their bridge made out of straws and scotch tape.
Students having a blast creating their bridge!
Students having a blast creating their bridge!
Their bridge was able to support 3 books without breaking!
Their bridge was able to support 3 books without breaking!
Students work in teams creating their bridge.
Students work in teams to create their bridge.
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Students made new friends and learned the meaning of teamwork.

 

This bridge is made out of straws and scotch tape and is able to support 3 books without breaking!
This bridge, made out of straws and scotch tape, is able to support 3 heavy textbooks without breaking! Our students are future Architects & Engineers!