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PHOTO GALLERY: Benton Elementary students test popsicle stick bridges

Friday, January 13, 2012 | 5:51 p.m. CST; updated 6:08 p.m. CST, Friday, January 13, 2012
August Kuefel, 8, pours sand into a bucket to test his popsicle bridge while his third-grader friends and some parents watch him Friday afternoon at the STEM lab of Benton Elementary School.

COLUMBIA — Students at the Benton Elementary School STEM lab tested the construction of bridges built from popsicle sticks on Friday afternoon at the school.

Jasten Montgomrey, 9, pours sand into a bucket to test his popsicle bridge Friday at the Benton STEM lab. His bridge passed the first round of the test.
A piece from Veyonce Henderson's bridge sits next to a pair of safety goggles that each student had to wear before testing their bridges Friday.
Sierra Tavarez, 9, watches her popsicle bridge as she pours sand into the bucket that hangs off it.
Mason Hopkins, left, and Mikayla Wyss watch Hopkin's popsicle bridge break Friday afternoon. Hopkins said, "I think it is OK. I thought it was gonna break right then before we did anything. But it survived."

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