Building bridges in Y2

In Year 2, we kickstarted our new DT topic on structures with a busy afternoon learning about bridges and having our first go at building simple structures using pieces of cardboard.

We then discussed how to make these simple bridges stronger. We looked at beam bridges and decided we needed to build piers to support the load on the bridge. We tried this with lego and duplo with exciting results.

We also discovered that using triangles makes a bridge very strong.

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