Science club kicked off the spring term, building bridges using only pasta and marshmallows
In Science Club, called the STEM-EAST Club, we were set a task to make a bridge. We used spaghetti and marshmallows. We made two long lines of spaghetti suspended between two tables about half a metre apart. To balance the bridge after we added more spaghetti, we tried so see if it became sturdy enough to support a tub of pens. We added more spaghetti and more pens to the pot, one at a time, until the bridge failed. We continued to build the bridge so that it was strong enough to support the pot of pens. We fixed the parts that had broken and noticed the marshmallows were sticky and held the spaghetti better. So, we made the the marshmallows sticky by kneading them. This made our hands quite sticky but the final bridge was worth it and it was a lot of fun!