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Popsicle Stick Bridge Building 
Bridges are made out of popsicle sticks & carpenter's wood glue. Competitors were tasked with buidling the lightest bridge that holds the most weight. Additionally, the bridge need to be build efficiently, elegantly, and creatively.
Rubric Code: U2469X9
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Subject: Engineering  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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Popsicle Stick Bridge using 70 popsicle sticks
  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Appearance

Poor

Not aesthetically pleasing
Work is sloppy throughout.
Design is unattractive and/or plain.
Fair

Limited aesthetics
(shapes, patterns, etc.)
Design and use of glue is messy at times.
Some visual appeal.
Good

Overall, an attractive bridge (shapes, patterns, etc.)
Tidy work most of the time.
Visually appealing.
Excellent

Extremely aesthetic in design (shapes, patterns, etc.)
All construction is clean and attractive.
Visually appealing.
Structure

Poor

Bridge with no real design.
Does not contain all the components of their type of Truss Bridge
Did not maximize use of materials.
Fair

Bridge with limited creative design.
Contains 50% of the components of their type of Truss Bridge
Limited use of materials.
Good

Bridge designed with good creativity.
Contains 75% of the components of their type of Truss Bridge
Good use of materials.
Excellent

Bridge designed with excellent creativity.

Contains 100% of the components of their type of Truss Bridge.
Excellent use of materials.
Teamwork

Please ask teams about their teamwork.

Poor

Partners ..no team work.. one person ran the show!
No respect shown. Did not follow CHAMPS RULES.
Fair

Partners ..some team work.
Some respect shown. Sometimes followed the CHAMPS RULES.
Good

Partners worked together, but occasionally distracted from their project in some way. Most of the time followed the CHAMPS RULES. Respect was observed most of the time.
Excellent

Each person was actively involved in the building process. All partners were treated with respect. Regularly followed the CHAMPS RULES.
Durability

Poor

Truss Bridge design could not hold even a small amount of weight (rocks)
Fair

Truss Bridge design could hold a small amount of weight (rocks)
Good

Truss Bridge design held a lot of weight (rocks)
Excellent

Truss Bridge design was strong and sturdy. It held a great deal of weight (rocks)



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