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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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Epic Engineering: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSometimes 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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The Brooklyn Bridge Project Packet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
When looking at the Brooklyn Bridge, the awesomeness of building such a structure in 1870 comes to the forefront. Learners comprehend how builders took on such a massive project so long ago. Using photos, political cartoons, and letters,...
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The Physics of Bridges

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Stability is key when building a bridge. Scholars explore the forces acting upon bridges through an analysis of Newton's Laws and Hooke's Law. The activity asks individuals to apply their learning by building a bridge of their own.
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Suspension Bridges: Connecting Lives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore bridges.  In this bridge lesson, 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 "Build a Bridge...
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The Physics of Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Construction engineers research types of bridges online and diagram the forces exerted on each. The create different shaped trusses and test for strength. Finally, they will form teams and compete in "Physics Olympics: Bridge Building."...
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Paper Suspension Bridges: You Want Me To Go Up There?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A few class periods will be required to complete this physics investigation with your high schoolers. There is an unavailable video written into the lesson plan, but there is plenty of material here to bridge the gap. Two terrific...
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Suspension Bridges: Connecting Lives

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners use a hands-on approach to abstract concepts of geometric shapes and measurement.  In this connecting lives lesson plan, students compare the connection of the foundation and strength of Ruby Bridges to the foundation and...
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The Brooklyn Bridge

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a film about the Brooklyn Bridge. They examine the construction and historical significance of the bridge. They discover the contributions of immigrants and entrepreneurs in making the bridge possible.
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Suspension Bridges Spanning the Past to the Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explain the importance of bridges in our country. In this social studies lesson, students research the history of suspension bridges in US. They present research findings in class.
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Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the different types, designs and nature of bridges. They observe a historical look at the bridges in and around the Pittsburgh area through a video presentation. Connections are made between science and...
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Reading Comprehension: The Golden Gate Bridge

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a half page passage about the Golden Gate Bridge and answer 5 questions about the reading. Students must answer each question on the blank provided. 
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The Golden Gate Bridge

For Students 4th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read and respond to five multiple choice questions about the story. Then they explain in a short answer response why there were people who opposed to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge and why.
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Bridges

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This engineering activity gets youngsters working together to design and construct a bridge. Each bridge is tested in front of the class to discover how much weight it can hold before showing any change in form. The lesson plan does not...
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Bridge Construction

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students build a model of a bridge and test the amount of weight it support. They identify different types of bridges: suspension, arch, girder, truss, cantilever, cable-stayed and moveable.
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What Structural Challenges Do Bridge Builders Face Today?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the process of constructing a bridge. They study the meaning of structural force and draw pictures of examples. Students identify the types of building materials have been used in history to construct bridges and how...
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What's your Stuff?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders research the elemental composition of a list of everyday substances. They find the types of bonds that hold the materials together and describe and compare the chemical structure of each. They complete a series of...
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Concrete

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Knowing how to mix concrete is a big part of having a construction job. Here vocational learners will go through the types, economy, and uses for concrete. Each slide is rich in text but organized in an easy-to-read style. Images and...
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Antebellum Transportation Model Presentation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze transportation systems. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources to determine how transportation systems prompted western expansion in the state. Students create posters that...
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The Chaos Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students measure and predict the behavior of a fractal.  In this investigative lesson students divide into groups, and participate in an activity that includes drawing triangles and coloring vertices.