This bridge on the right- held OVER 450 pounds!
They ran out of weight! What an amazing bridge!
It twisted like a pretzel under the strain but it never broke!
Here is my son and his group.
They were given a baggie with parts and had to put the solar car together-
with out any directions!
And no help from any adults....
not that I could help if I wanted...
Our boys had it done in a half an hour... and it worked!
I was so happy! So proud! So impressed! What a bunch of smarty-pants! (And our school was the only group of 6th graders... all the other schools were Middle School classes. We had two solar car teams.)
So then they started sanding the wheels and doing other things to "improve" it's speed... and come race time...
the car didn't work.
I know these pictures
the car is in the shadow....
but even in the sun it didn't work.
My proudest moment ever was watching my son cheer his fellow classmates, the other solar team race. And his classmates won FIRST PLACE!
I was so impressed that even though he was disappointed
be happy for his classmates.