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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2011
A basic bridge-building (and breaking) engineering project gets more interesting when students have a budget for balsa wood and get scores based on economy AND durability. Learning by breaking. Courtesy of the students of Rippowam Cisqua School a few years back -- along with their science teachers, Mike Topchik and Lisa Mechaley. Learn more at The New York Times blog Dot Earth: http://j.mp/dotTeach