Mathematics and physics: built your own pasta bridge!

Institution: University of Ottawa (SMD224)
Category: Faculty of Engineering
Language: English

Course Description

In this mini-course, participants will learn the fundamentals of the mathematics and physics by creating a pasta structure. The pasta structure is a hands-on activity that only pasta and glue are used for its construction, and it is made on a small scale. The use of pasta structure is mostly used in the fields of civil engineering and architecture.

Making a simple pasta structure has many advantages, among the most important of these advantages can be mentioned the strengthening of the participant's creativity, increasing concentration, problem solving power, familiarity with physics concepts, increasing collective skills, etc.