The challenge: Build a structure using only balsa wood and wood glue (and a few other tools to cut/trace). This structure will then be sent rolling down a ramp to see how far it will roll. Then, the ultimate challenge! Weights will be added to the structure, little by little, to see how much weight it will hold.
Do you know how much weight a small, round balsa wood structure will hold? I bet you Hershey's Special Dark chocolate bar that your guess would be less than what our Tumblewood Champions structure held. Keep reading to find out the winning weight....
|The balsa structure is under all those weights!|
|Rolling a structure down the ramp|
|Too nervous to watch! Notice the structure bowing under the pressure|
|It's very nerve wrecking!|
|Brian getting the best angle|
|Anticipating the next weight|
And finally....the structure that held the most weight.....
330 POUNDS!!! What??! Did you guess anything close to that? You should have heard the cheering in the room, surprised us all that it would hold that much!