Suspension Bridge Construction
Students build a model of a suspension bridge and test the amount of weight it support. They identify different types of bridges: suspension, arch, girder, truss, cantilever, cable-stayed and moveable.
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Paper Suspension Bridges: You Want Me To Go Up There?
A few class periods will be required to complete this physics investigation with your high schoolers. There is an unavailable video written into the lesson plan, but there is plenty of material here to bridge the gap. Two terrific...
9th - 12th Science
Tension and Compression
Young scholars construct bridge and roof models to illustrate tension and compression. In this engineering and forces lesson, students watch videos and view diagrams of engineered structures. They apply their understanding of tension and...
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Suspension Bridges: Connecting Lives
Students explore bridges. In this bridge lesson, students design and build a suspension bridge after visiting related websites and reviewing famous bridges in non-fiction books. Students follow the instructions from the "Build a Bridge...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts