JHB Spider Web Design Challenge

There was no arachnophobia in 5th grade at JHB! With the task of engineering a spider web, students researched different styles of webs, drew and labeled diagrams, and then created a design that they believed would be strong enough to “catch” a variety of objects. 

 These young engineers built, tested, rebuilt (and rebuilt!) their webs; comparing string tension, strength, size of gaps, angles of the yarn, all while conserving the limited supplies they had! We will be testing the webs by dropping various objects to see if it can catch and hold the object and if any damage occurs. 

The perseverance and thought that went into each web was astounding. One student even said, “I learned a great lesson from doing this project. Webs take a long time and are hard to make, I won’t ever destroy one again!” 

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