The fantastic building workshop at Weiser Academy posted photos of their structures, which were built with our Straws and Connectors! This group of aspiring engineers put together their structures following our instructions which you can view HERE.
This post was published on July 12, 2012 by homeschooling mom Melinda and can be accessed here: “Brilliant Builders Build It Workshop.” Click on the link to view the post in full!
Melinda suggested putting the Straws and Connectors into bins that can allow for easy sorting and storage. She commented that the Straws and Connectors were perfect for “SUPER-SIZED” building projects. Her children had loads of fun constructing their structures!
Here, a student measures and cuts the straw according to the blueprint instructions. The Straws and Connectors can be cut down to size for creating bends and curves in the structure. The straws are easy to manipulate and attach to sturdy connectors that help keep the structure frame intact.
Like Melinda noted, you’ll need a large space to put the projects together. She organized two groups of children to each work on separate projects. Both teams learned important construction terms such as elevation, load-bearing wall, angles, connections, blueprints and so on. “Each team forged ahead, connecting, counting, planning, and building,” she says. One group decided to color code the sections of their structure while the other team used assorted colors.
Thanks to Melinda for this awesome post!
Images and original post © Weiser Academy.
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