Maker Challenge - Bridge Building

Maker Challenge - Bridge Building

Test your engineering skills to see if you can build the strongest bridge!

The Forge
8 and up
45 minutes
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Bridges are amazing structures that help keep people and goods connected. Come see if you can span the gap with a weight-bearing bridge of your own design. Engineer your way to victory in The Forge and use clay weights to find out just how much force your design can handle.

Tools used in this challenge include craft supplies, wooden supports and slay weights. Skills used include creative thinking, problem solving and design.

This challenge will be held daily between 10 a.m.– noon everyday in August except for the following dates (August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 20 and 27).

About Maker Challenges

Stop by The Forge anytime during Maker Challenge hours! No registration is required and you can stay for 15 minutes or the full 2 hours!

Maker Challenges are included with Science Museum admission and are designed for learners of all ages. Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to build solutions to fun challenges! New and different challenges happen each month.

Advance registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 participants at a time. All participants must be at least 8 years or older. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Programming this summer in The Forge is sponsored by Brandermill Animal Hospital.

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