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Bold Bridges

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore bridge construction. In this bridge building activity, students view bridge websites and discuss how bridges are designed and built. Students design and construct their own bridge using the directions provided.
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Mathematics of Scale

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students problem solve to calculate the number of times various listed objects could fit onto Tacoma Narrows Bridge. They create a scale drawing of the listed objects in comparison to the bridge.
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Building Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Provide a comprehensive exploration of bridges and civil engineering. First, learners discuss the different types of bridges. Then, they identify the characteristics of a suspension, beam, and arch type of bridge. In addition, they learn...
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Bridges

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use model-building to help comprehend the forces and phenomena at work in the world around them. They describe gravity as a universal force that pulls everything toward the center of the earth. Students distinguish between...
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Building Bridges

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify the different types of bridges. Using the internet, they research information on how they are built by completing a scavenger hunt. Locating a specific area, they determine which type of bridge would be appropriate and...
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Stable and Unstable Structures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research three major bridge collapses. In this Physical Science lesson plan, students will sketch a bridge design for their area after their research. All bridge designs will be presented to the class to discuss...
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Strong as the Weakest Link

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students apply knowledge of stresses and forces by building model structures. In this force lesson, students consider skyscrapers and bridges in the world around them and the stresses that these structures endure. They use their...
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Suspension Bridges: Connecting Lives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore bridges.  In this bridge instructional activity, students design and build a suspension bridge after visiting related websites and reviewing famous bridges in non-fiction books.  Students follow the instructions from the...
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Portland, Oregon. A City Of Bridges

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the city of Portland, Orgon. They city's many bridges by reciting the names of ten bridges in the city using the song "Portland Town" by Nedra Schnoor. In addition, they create their own bridge models from one of the...
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Deflection of Balsa Wood Bridges

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students experimentally determine the smallest deflection to load ratio for a given length of four different beam designs of balsa wood. They analyze the results for different beam designs and relate the equation that describes how...
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Suspension Bridge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view a video clip about suspension bridges. They discover what forces support this type of bridge. They build their own suspension bridge using classroom materials.
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To Build A Bridge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the different aspects that engineers consider in the building of a bridge as they design and construct their own. They reflect on materials vs. design and then discuss some of the ethical concerns of engineering projects.
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Bridging History and Technology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study the history and importance of the Triborough Bridge in New York City, and then research different bridges and prepare presentations about them. They, in groups, research a bridge and prepare a poster about it.
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Bridge Building

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design and build their own balsa wood model bridges. The technological development of bridges, the science principles that apply to bridge building, and the construction techniques and skills necessary for creating a bridge be...
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Lessons in Courage: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover the contributions of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges in the Civil Rights Movement. Books and recordings are used to help students explain how important they were in the movement.
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A Bridge is for Crossing

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students examine the bridges of Washington State. They focus on the suspension bridge between Tacoma and Gig Harbor. They see how three different types of bridges work by rotating students through bridge stations.
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Is London Bridge Really Going to Fall Down?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover what forces work together to hold up a suspension bridge. They see various bridges around the world, and learn the basic principles that enable each bridge to support itself. Groups design their own bridge, testing how...
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Famous Bridges

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils explain how significant bridges are in our lives. In this technology lesson, students research the history and characteristics of their assigned bridge and draw it on butcher block paper. They write a short tour script and present...
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Bridges

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the three primary types of bridges. In this technology lesson, students design and build a bridge that spans 25 cm. They test their design and present the results to class.
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Presentations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students give presentations.  In this unit culmination lesson, students present their bridge projects to parents.  Students test their bridges and are evaluated using a rubric.
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Stable and Unstable Structures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider ways to create stable bridges. In this bridge design lesson, students view pictures of bridges that have collapsed. They use the information to work in small groups creating a blueprint for a bridge of their own. Their...
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A Bridge to the Future

For Students 9th - 11th
In this natural disaster and public infrastructure learning exercise, students examine the costs of maintaining bridges. They figure the costs of rebuilding, maintaining, and the associated salaries.
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Fair Haven Community and the Grand Avenue Bridge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to research the history of Fair Haven, Connecticut. In groups, they are introduced to the socio-economic developments and how the area has grown over time. They work together to create their own bridge design...
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Bridge Building

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore bridges and how they are constructed. After reviewing materials on bridges, they work in groups to record their findings. They design and construct a bridge using K'NEX or straws and predict which bridge will hold the...