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BALSA WOOD BRIDGES

outstanding bridge with an arc

    The bridge students will build uses balsa wood sticks (2.38 mm or 3/32 inch in thickness). The maximum weight of the bridge is 16 grams. Besides the glue and a sharp cutting blade, students will need approximately 30 sticks (each 61 cm or 2 ft in length). The rules and guidelines indicated are standard in many Science and Enginnering Fair competitions nationwide.

    a balsa wood bridge upside down

    a good looking balsa wood bridge


    Students are also instructed how to plan and design on graph paper the construction of their own bridges. They will see the benefits of making a blueprint on graph paper or in the computer, before building the actual bridge.

    blue print on paper of the front side of a bridge

    digital blue print of a bridge done with Paint

    digital drawing of a bridge with an arc


    One of the positive aspects of this software is that it gives students ideas on bridge design, in addition to basic principles they have to keep in mind to construct a strong bridge. The tutorials incorporated use more than 200 pictures and graphics to explain numerous bridge construction principles, including how to cut and join the wood sticks for maximum strength.



    three ways to glue the sticks

    drawing of truss # 41



    drawing of a Pennsylvania truss


    After helping the student design a bridge on paper or in the computer, our product will guide the student step-by-step, from the beginning to the end, assembling the entire bridge.

    drawing of truss # 79

    drawing of truss # 89



    good view of a balsa wood bridge

    After viewing the content of this educational product, every student will have the knowledge, the confidence, and the determination to design and build a good balsa wood bridge that meets all the requirements.

    One of the tutorials incorporated in the software shows in detail the complete step-by-step planning and construction of the bridge shown in the last picture.

    If you are interested in purchasing this educational product (Balsa Wood Bridges - Product # BRID1), please send your check or money order for $95.00 to the address shown below. All orders will be fulfilled within 7 days.

    Note:   We also accept Purchase Orders from school districts and from individual schools. The Purchase Order must show the school name, address, and phone number, and must be signed by an administrator or department chairperson that is authorized to make purchases. Please send your purchase order to the physical address or email address shown below. mailbox animation

      Ceres Software Corporation
      871 N.W. 133rd Avenue
      Miami, Florida 33182-1807

      www.ceressoft.net
      http://bridges.ceressoft.net
      E-mail: [email protected]

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