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Students explain the concepts of tension and compression, and then state the purpose of suspension bridges. They also study some of the most famous suspension bridges in North America.
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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