Students completed the Spaghetti Bridge activity.
Students built a bridge. They placed a piece of spaghetti between the two pyramids. The hung a container on the spaghetti and put pennies in the container. They counted how many they put in until it broke the spaghetti. They repeated the process three times.
Next, they placed a piece of fettuccine between the two pyramids and added pennies to the container until it broke. They also repeated the process three times.
Their task was to determine which best supported the weight - spaghetti or fettuccine.