Teaching STEM through Fairy Tales: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

As students recall the fairy tale of the The Three Billy Goats Gruff, they will remember that the goats attempt to cross a bridge to seek out a greener pasture. In this challenge, students will design a bridge that will hold all three billy goats for more than 30 seconds.

First, students will “build” their billy goats by cutting out the patterns and taping each one to a large marshmallow.   Students will then work in pairs to build their bridge using the toothpicks and gumdrops/mini-marshmallows.

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