FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Spaghetti Bridge Building
Part of Provincial Engineering & Geoscience Week!
Spaghetti Bridge Competition
Grades K-12 | Individuals or teams
Students design and build trusses using only regular spaghetti and white or wood glue. We test it to destruction to see which truss withstands the most weight.
- Objectives, Materials, and Procedures (PDF)
- Science Outcomes (PDF)
- Teacher's Guide (PDF)
- Bridge Size Template (PDF)
Dates and Location
Monday, March 20, 2023 - In-person at Kildonan Place Mall, 1555 Regent Ave W.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - In-person at Amber Trails Community School, 1575 Templeton Ave
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - In-person at Bruce Middle School, 333 Booth Dr.
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - Virtual through Zoom (trusses dropped off by March 21 at Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, 870 Pembina Highway)
Questions? Want to sign up as an individual? Contact Events Coordinator Gemma at GKeatch@EngGeoMB.ca.
The Spaghetti Bridge Truss Strength Competition has been held annually in Manitoba since 1995 as a part of Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week. It is a vehicle for celebrating and reminding Canadians of the importance of engineering to their lives and as a career choice.
Learn More > Competition Rules