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With STEM education being all the rage these days, you should try out this easy engineering experiment with your kids. This is a quick project to teach about engineering and the strength of different types of materials when you change the shape of them
How to Do This Easy Engineering Experiment:
You will only need a few basic supplies, that I am sure you likely already have!
Begin with a piece of paper that is about 8 inches by 4 inches (Exact measurements are not super important). Line up 2 cups and place the paper across them like a bridge. Begin placing pennies on the paper between the two cups. See how many pennies it will hold before falling.
Next, take that paper and fold it accordion style length-wise. Place it back on the cups and repeat. This time it will hold SO many more pennies!
Look how much stronger that made it!
Discuss why the paper is so much stronger when folded. As many times as you fold the paper, it multiplies the strength!