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To Get To The Other Side: Designing Bridges
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To Get To The Other Side: Designing Bridges

Balance and Forces & Civil Engineering
BASIC [GRADES 1-2]
Each Teacher Guide includes:
  • Lesson Plans
  • Paperback copy of the storybook Javier Builds a Bridge
  • Teacher Background Information
  • Assessment Tools
  • English Language Learner suggestions

When they are designing bridges, civil engineers integrate the natural science phenomena of balance and motion. In this unit, students explore why bridges are shaped differently. Students distinguish between beam, arch, and suspension bridges and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the culminating design challenge, students design, construct, and test their own bridges.
  • FOSS Connection: Balance and Motion
  • STC Connection: Balancing and Weighing