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Participants create a suspension bridge with their bodies and experience the forces that make a suspension bridge work.

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Hints for uses in your library This activity is a great introduction to the concepts of tension and compression!
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Human Suspension Bridge

Human Suspension Bridge

Participants create a suspension bridge with their bodies and experience the forces that make a suspension bridge work.