Question: At what time do the students place their plastic cup onto their bridge? Do they do that before the 20 minute time period has elapsed? Or do they place the plastic cup at the time their bridge is to be tested?Answer: They place the cup when the bridge is about to be tested. (after measuring the height and width) . It is strongly recommended that participants test placing the cup multiple times during the build process to avoid surprises of instability.
A: The bridge will not be moved. It will be tested on the desk on which it was built.
A1: Clay cannot be used to give height to the bridge, it can only be used to join pasta together or attach to the surface of the platform. It can also be used to stabilize the cup.