Epic Engineering: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

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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, including chief engineer John Roebling, his son, and his daughter-in-law.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the guided discussion prompt as part of a classroom discussion
  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • No prior scientific knowledge is necessary
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides links to additional resources
  • Includes some multiple choice and open answer questions to assess understanding
  • None