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Masterpiece Toothpick Bridges: A Guide for Teachers and Students
Masterpiece Toothpick Bridges A Guide for Teachers and Students Author:Nathan Fairchild A Masterpiece Toothpick Bridge astounds the viewer as well as the makes. Upon entering a room filled with Masterpiece Toothpick Bridges, one's jaw drops. The beauty, strength, and intricacy are astounding — Few projects are as memorable as a Masterpiece Toothpick Bridge; it can become the focus of the entire school until the day of the assembly w... more »hen hundreds of students remain silent, listening for the first crackle of a snapping toothpick that will crescendo as hundreds of pounds of weight smash through thousands of toothpicks. The room is often rocked by the honest cheering of students truly awed by the toothpick structures that hold more than the weight of the average spectator.
This book offers ideas to the teacher on how to educate students bout structures and culminates in the design and construction of a toothpick bridge that will typically hold 50-200 pounds. The lessons and instructions are surprisingly simple because the bridge truly is a student creation. This book contains everything a student needs to make a project that will impress all who see it, without mind-numbing exact plans or step-by-step instructions that limit creativity...« less