Pitsco Heavy Density Balsa Wood Strips (Pack of 100)
Thomas Edison once said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." For students who want to be the next great inventor, Pitsco's Heavy Density Balsa Wood Strips are the perfect tool for building model bridges or towers to learn about the scientific concepts of engineering, structural forces, and geometry. Made of microcut, heavy-density balsa wood, each strip in this package of 100 is 36 inches long and 1/8 inch thick. With an average mass per strip of just 0.02 ounce, they're easy to work with yet sturdy enough to create a variety of structures. Depending on the project, students can glue the strips together, use them as is, or cut them to size with a hobby knife. The strips can be painted or stained, too. When it comes to creativity, the sky's the limit with balsa wood strips. For example, students could: Build the world's tallest free-standing balsa wood tower Create a model of the Golden Gate Bridge Design a prototype for a new type of aircraft No matter what students create, they'll be gaining valuable hands-on experience with STEM concepts that can be applied in the real world. So put away the screens and get building with balsa wood strips!