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Bridging the Gaps

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research different bridge designs
  • After reading Horatius at the Bridge Story, ask what kind of bridge they think it was used in the story
Classroom Considerations

  • Make copies of types of bridges and pass them out
  • The first in a series of 10 related activities
Pros

  • The lesson plan contains assessments to use throughout the instruction
  • The resource contains lots of information about bridges, multimedia support, and references
Cons

  • Does not provide a clear instructional plan 
Included Materials

  • Horatius at the Bridge Story (PDF)
  • Horatius at the Bridge Story (Doc)
  • Project
  • Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary
  • Graphics & Images
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