To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges by National Center for Technological Literacy
When they are designing bridges, civil engineers integrate the physical science phenomena of balance and motion. In this unit, students explore why bridges are shaped differently. Students distinguish between beam, arch, and suspension bridges and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the culminating design challenge, students design, construct, and test their own bridges.
Type(s): Module/Unit, Lesson Plan, Classroom Activity
Subject(s): Engineering, General Science, Physics
Grade Level(s): K-5
Total Quantity: 1