This is a fun video showing the failure of a lot of Science Olympiad Elevated Bridges at the Crystal Lake Invitational 2009. Does anyone know what state this is held in? This video shows a lot of different bridge styles for Science Olympiad, so it might help give you a starting place for a design. Keep in mind that this is just at the invitational competition level
Today was our Science Olympiad regionals. Being busy all day, I didn’t get a chance to watch but two towers being tested. But there weren’t any terribly impressive ones there, mine being 8.6 grams, and the next 12.4. There was one major complication. Instead of being provided with sand to load our towers…
This is the first in reviving my question and answer posts. When I receive a well asked question, I will answer it and post some of the dialogue here.
These two questions are dealing with making an elevated bridge, very similar to the Science Olympiad challenge.
Science Olympiad is bringing back the Bridge Building event in 2009, except in a modified form. The event for ’09 is Elevated Bridge, which will provide an interesting and refreshing challenge. The draft rules that soinc.org are very interesting and make for a good read. Check them out as the new bridge event looks to … Read more Elevated Bridge
This was one of my earlier bridges. I built it after talking with my uncle, who is a mechanical engineer. He suggested that I try using an I-beam. This was a very good idea, but my construction skills at the time were not the best. In theory an I-beam is excellent for bridges, but I … Read more I Beam Bridge
Boy does this bridge bring back memories. I built this bridge in 2001, in the 7th grade. It was my first attempt at building a bridge on my own after building this bridge with my partner. I had wanted to make an arch bridge, much like the Booth Bridge, but I didn’t have the building … Read more Garrett’s Second Bridge
I was never able to fully develop and use this bridge. I got this idea from talking with a Science Olympiad coach in Ohio. Now I wish I had gone ahead and put more work into this. The next year, the bridge rules changed so that I could not use this concept. The trick was … Read more Concept Alpha Bridge