bridge builders jr

Bridge Builders Jr.

bridge builders jr

Bridge Builders Jr is an exciting and fun program at the Y that will get those creative juices flowing.  Participants will act as engineers and learn how bridges are designed to meet load, stress, and aesthetic challenges as they follow the Engineering Design Process to design, build, and test their very own bridge.  

  1. Learn about and work through the Engineering Design Process.
  2. Design a bridge out of popsicle sticks that will cover a predetermined distance and hold a pre-calculated load.
  3. Learn how tension and compression forces act on a structure when a load is applied.
  4. Learn to work as individuals and as a team to accomplish a larger engineering project. 
  • What

    Popsicle Stick Bridge Building

  • Who

    Boys and girls grades 1-4 (as of Fall 2022).

  • When

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays: June 20th-June 30th, from 1:00-2:00pm

  • Price

    $20 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

  • Registration

    Call the Y at 641-585-5220, stop in and register at our front desk, or click the registration button on the right side of this page. 

  • Updates

    Contact us at 641-585-5220 about signing up for REMIND, our text messaging system, and/or keep an eye on for updates!

    To sign up for REMIND updates: text @ynotify to 81010.  To sign up for notices of upcoming programs, text @fcyyouth to 81010.

  • Organizer

    Chris Parcher:


Jun 20 2022


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


$20 Members | $30 Non-Members

Where to Display

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Youth Innovation Center
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