Materials List: Silkworm Strength!

  • silkworm cocoons, available online (boil, cut, and distribute the silk to each group ahead of time)
  • supplemental materials to build the bridge such as paper, craft sticks, and rubber bands (have a variety available for students to choose from if desired)
  • fabrication tools and adhesives such as scissors, glue, and masking tape
  • sturdy books (such as textbooks) to support each end of the bridge
  • poster paper and markers
  • metric weight set (1 g, 5 g, 10 g, 20 g)
  • rulers
  • lab notebooks and pens
  • copies of the Silkworm Strength Supply List