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Observation

The results show that the bridge with  opensides has the least amount of tilt and swing caused by the wind from the fan. The bridge with 100% covered sides had the largest tilt angle.
 

Bridge type Open sides 50% closed sides 100% closed sides
Angle of swing and tilt 18° 37°

Plot the results of your observation into a graph, as shown below.
 

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
40
Time required:
2 days for preparation, 1 day for conducting the science project experiment
Material availability:
Building the bridge is fairly easy - the materials may be purchased at a supermarket/hobby store
Safety concerns:

Basic safety requirements