K’NEX Bridge/Tower

Presentation of Strongest Bridge Presentation of Tallest Tower
Presentation of Strongest BridgePresentation of Tallest Tower

During the introduction I talk about strong, stable shapes and structures. The students work in pairs to design and sketch out their ideas using their creativity. They build their structure. By limiting the material available problem solving is emphasised. Teamwork is also encouraged by limiting the time available to complete the task. At the conclusion of the activity, each team makes a short presentation to the rest of the class about their model and any special features. For K'nex Bridges I test them to destruction! For K’nex Towers the tallest free standing Tower which successfully carries a weight at the top, is the winner.