Building Bridges
Teams of students use kNex to learn the concepts of bridge design.  They then use their knowledge to design and model their own solution to a set problem.  

Curriculum Topics: Forces, Design & Technology
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Years 3-7
How the day works?
Teams of students use kNex to explore a range of engineering bridge designs:  Arch, Cable Stayed, Cantilever, Suspension and Truss.   They then build some examples from instructions before being set a problem to solve as a team.

Using their knowledge and teamwork skills students will be given the task of designing and modelling their own bridge to span a specified distance and support as much weight as possible.

K'Nex is a creative construction kit that enables students to design, build and test their models. 

Students will also work on transferable skills: 
  • Working positively on new challenges;
  • Generating ideas to improve something; 
  • Exploring problems by investigating the pros and cons of different solutions;
  • Contributing to group decision making;
  • Keep trying when something goes wrong and encourage others to keep trying too.


How much does it cost?
Each session is a minimum of 1.5 hours, we can be flexible in providing back-to-back sessions across the school day delivering to different class groups.  

State & SEN discounted* to £250/ half day  discount of 10% for same day £475/ full day
Independent Schools £600/ full day

* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose