Bridge Building

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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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a poster describing the different types of bridges
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some prior preparation (setting up stations)
  • Necessary materials include wood blocks, rulers, card stock, straws, Popsicle sticks, etc.
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  • Includes pacing suggestion
  • Provides very thorough directions for each station of the activity
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