Human Suspension Bridge

This Human Suspension Bridge activity & project also includes:

When is it okay to be suspended in school? When you're part of a human suspension bridge! Learners first model tension and compression in pairs. Once complete, they get together as a class to model a suspension bridge.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a physical education teacher for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Some familiarity with forces, specifically tension and compression, is advantageous, but not necessary
  • Activity requires two 10-12-ft-long pieces of rope

  • Diagrams help with understanding instructions
  • Provides discussion questions to use after the activity

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