Four teams of science students from Falling Creek Middle School have spent a lot of time working on creating bridges from popsicle sticks. Students did research online and used specific guideline instructions from the American Society of Civil Engineers, who sponsored the competition at the Science Museum of Virginia, to construct their bridges. Students could only use natural popsicle sticks and white school glue to construct their bridges.
On February 11th, ten students, representing the four teams entered the Richmond Joint Engineers Council’s “Careers in Engineering Field Day” which included a variety of activities by different Richmond area engineering societies. First prize was given to Falling Creek Middle School student, Kaylee Turner, who walked away with a huge smile and $100.00 in prize money!
The students enjoyed not only the competition event, but also free admission to the Science Museum exhibits. The project was sponsored by Communities In Schools of Chesterfield.