Build 'em, Bust 'em event at the MOST
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It's a fun way to learn about engineering. And for 10 years it's been attracting big crowds at the MOST. Saturday, more than 700 students took part in the 2010 Build 'em and Bust 'em Bridge Building Competition.
Teams of 4th through 12th graders create small wooden bridges which are tested to see how much weight they can carry before they snap.
"Bridges have been around ever since we tried to get across creeks and rivers. So these students are learning how to design and build a structure that can support the most weight for the weight of the bridge," said organizer Peter Plumley.
Events like this highlight the importance of science and math in children's lives. And our parent company, Time Warner Cable, has also highlighted this initiative with the "Connect a Million Minds" program.
The company is sponsoring programs and buying equipment to give students a hands on learning experience.
For more information, visit connectamillionminds.com.