This will explain (with a bridge) that triangles are much stronger than squares
Inquiry: I'm wondering, which bridge will hold the most weight. The bridge made of triangles or the bridge made of squares.
hypothesis: I believe that the bridge made of triangles will hold more than the bridge made of squares.
Materials: -Popsicle sticks -A hot glue gun -Glue sticks -Water -Two elevators (the same height and purrfurably chairs) -A large water bucket
Procedure: 1. First, build multiple triangles out of popsicle sticks 2. Then, line up popsicle sticks parallel to each other on the top of the bridge 3. Finally, put a x on the sides like so
Procedure: (for the square bridge) 1. First, build multiple squares out of popsicle sticks 2. Then, repeat steps 2. and 3.
Procedure: (to DO the experiment) 1. First, put a bridge on the chairs 2. Then, tie a bucket to the bridge 3. Next, pore water into the bucket and measure how much it held 4. finally, be amazed
Observation: I observed that they both held a crap ton of water like about this much water NO JOKE.
Data: The square bridge held 9033 grams of water. All though the triangle bridge held 10555 grams. Do the math and the triangles held 7.8% more weight than the squares.
Conclusion: Well I did all of the math and the triangle turn out to be very strong. The triangles held almost 20 pounds of water, the squares held about 18 pounds. In total the triangles held 7.8% more than the squares. So I was right, the triangles held more than the squares. YES I WAS RIGHT.