Galloping Gertie

Students use the internet to discover what a galloping gertie is. After reading an article, they answer questions and view a slideshow of various bridge designs. They examine what happened to the structure when the bridge collasped and what could have been done to avoid the tradegy.

6th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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Inquiry-Based Learning

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