Geometry in BridgesOne of the many transfer tasks and S.T.E.M. applications in Geometry is the application of triangles to the design of bridges. Triangles, the most rigid of all polygons, help reinforce bridges to make them durable and strong. After students researched the formation of bridges and the types of possible constructions, they were allowed glue and 30 Popsicle sticks to create their own bridge.The students were actively involved in the design process and a competition then ensued to find the bridge that could hold the most amount of weight. The weight was measured in geometry textbooks!Technology Student Association Team Competes In State TournamentFor the first time, the New Providence Middle School TSA team (Technology Student Association) competed at the TSA State competition at The College of New Jersey. The twenty five 7th and 8th grade students, together with middle school science teacher, Mr. James Finley, prepared for the completion by designing, adapting and testing their projects after school almost every Thursday for five months. The team entered a variety of events including Dragsters, Problem Solving, Website Design, Structural Engineering, and Video Game Design.In the Dragsters event, the students were assigned to create a wooden vehicle that could be powered by CO2. A TSA member placed third in the state in this competition. This victory showed great devotion to the club and a true love of science. The team is looking forward to next year"s competition and are now preparing for the Junior Solar Sprints that take place in May.
Last Modified on April 30, 2012