Materials List: History and Testing Shapes of Strength for Buildings

For each group:

  • 10 sheets of copy paper (okay if has printing on it, such as paper from recycle bin)
  • roll masking tape
  • 20 drinking straws
  • 20 paper clips
  • 2-3 pre-weighed hard cover books (give each group similarly weighted books)
  • scissors

For the class to share:

  • small scale for weighing textbooks

For class demonstration by teacher:

  • 7 tongue depressors or Popsicle sticks
  • 7 large brads