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22 resources with the concept suspension bridges

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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemistry learners will be able to explain solid and gas solubility concepts after viewing this slide show. The presentation is organized and attractive. It will serve as a tremendous support to your lecture. Follow it with a hands-on...
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Epic Engineering: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes bridge building is a family business. An enlightening video describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the engineering principles behind suspension bridges. Viewers also learn about the people who led the project,...
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Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950

For Teachers K - 12th
The Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale but it is certainly a valuable work of art, and is certainly an American icon. Class members research the history of the bridge, examine eight works of art depicting the bridge, and then design their...
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Human Suspension Bridge

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
When is it okay to be suspended in school? When you're part of a human suspension bridge! Learners first model tension and compression in pairs. Once complete, they get together as a class to model a suspension bridge.
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Bridge Building

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Bridge the gaps in your knowledge of bridges. Individuals learn about bridge types by building models. The activity introduces beam bridges, arch bridges, truss bridges, and suspension bridges.
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The Tacoma Narrows Fallacy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Prove your textbook wrong! A detailed video lesson debunks a traditional explanation for the collapse of a bridge in Tacoma in the 1940s. The narrator outlines why resonance is not the culprit and explains the concept of aeroelastic...
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Bridging the Gaps

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The London Bridge should not have fallen down. And here's why. After a brief history of bridges and the three main types, class members are introduce to the concepts of tension and compression, the two main forces acting upon bridges. 
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Bridge Types: Tensile and Compressive Forces

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bridges rely on tension and compression to keep them standing. Pairs test this principle by constructing simple bridges and applying a force to the center. Teams use the provided instructional activity to record their observations of the...
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Suspension Bridges

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explain the concepts of tension and compression, and then state the purpose of suspension bridges. They also study some of the most famous suspension bridges in North America.
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Tension and Compression

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct bridge and roof models to illustrate tension and compression. In this engineering and forces lesson plan, students watch videos and view diagrams of engineered structures. They apply their understanding of tension and...
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Bridge Building, Tension, and Compression

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars demonstrate tension and compression using real world examples. In this forces lesson, students demonstrate tension on a suspension bridge. They demonstrate compression on different roof designs.
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Suspension Bridge Building

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students build a model of a suspension bridge and test the amount of weight it will support. In this engineering lesson plan, students study types of bridges and attempt to construct a suspension bridge shown in a diagram. They use...
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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students demonstrate the three states of matter. In this matter lesson, students read Bartholomew and the Ooblek. Students create "ooblek" and discuss what state of matter it is.
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Mixtures Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students classify different mixtures. In this mixtures lesson plan, students determine samples to be suspensions, colloids, or solutions and compare homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
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Mixing in the Kitchen

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify the different types of mixtures. They identify examples of solutions, suspensions, colloidal dispersions, and emulsions through a game and basic experiments.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate different types of mixtures. In this chemistry lesson plan, students will see and discuss examples of solutions, colloids, suspensions, and supersaturated solutions. The students will then be asked to come up with...
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Solutions, Suspensions, and Colloids

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this solutions, suspension, and colloids worksheet, students answer questions as it relates to their reading information about solutions, suspensions, and colloids. Students observe different examples and complete a chart as they...
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Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Page 2

For Students 5th - 8th
In this elements, compounds, and mixtures worksheet, students answer true and false questions that ask about the properties of mixtures. Students match the technique for separating a mixture with the substances.
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Mystery State #16

For Students 4th - 6th
In this mystery state worksheet, students answer five clues in an attempt to identify the state in question. Then, students locate it on a map.
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Physical Science: Bridge Building

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study bridges and design and build their own. They explore different types of bridges and build a basic beam bridge in pairs. After creating their beam bridge, they design a truss bridge and then build a suspension bridge and...
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Let's Settle It!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate and record data about sedimentation rates. They make a sedimentation bottle using aquarium gravel, sand and potting soil. They discuss the sedimentation rates that they see in their bottles.
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Suspension Bridge Construction

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars build a model of a suspension bridge and test the amount of weight it support. They identify different types of bridges: suspension, arch, girder, truss, cantilever, cable-stayed and moveable.