Reading the following sections from How Stuff Works.com
The class will be divided into teams of 3.
Each team's task is to build a bridge that spans 40 cm using only the provided materials. The team whose bridge can withstand the most weight before collapsing will be the winners.
2002-03 - Cassandra, Guy, Marguerite - 16.5+ kg
2003-04 - Edward, Deborah, Maxi, Alfred - 20.5+ kg
Honorable Mention: Juan-Carlos - 38+ kg (a student !)
Pictures from 2003-2004
Pictures from 2002-2003