Spaghetti Bridge

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Build a bridge of Spaghetti which will span a distance to support a load.


Packet of spaghetti
Weights for testing


To construct a spaghetti structure to span a distance of 30cm in their patrols or small groups. They have the running time to complete the task using as much or as little of the spaghetti as they desire. Once time has lapsed then weight is applied to the centre of the bridge to see which will hold the most. Start with a small weight then increase winning bridge holds the most weight.


  • bridge building
  • Problem solving
  • spaghetti
  • team building activities

Badge Links

  • Creative - Model
  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Teamwork - Goal
  • Teamwork - Team-building