Phase 1: Bridge Basics
Day 1: Intro to Class : Syllabus + gum drop bridge challenge. HW: Use the internet to fill out Bridges Worksheet 1!
Day 2: NYC Bridges Documentary (you tube video, must watch at home if absent) + Worksheet 2 documentary
Day 3: Complete the following worksheets using the websites:
NYC DOT site + Worksheet 3 – DOT PBS site,+ Worksheet 4 – PBS
Day 4: Tacoma Narrows+Bridges of the World Mini Poster Assignment
Day 5: Quiz + work time on Posters
Day 6: Present Posters + Bridge Basics: Take notes on the first two sites,then explore the third.
Phase 2: Design your Bridge
Day 7: Building 101
Days 8-9:Bridge Building Software + Bridge Building Software Packet
Day 9: Design your Bridge and make Blueprints. Bridge Design and Blueprint Guidelines
Phase 3: Build your Bridge
Days 8-21 : Build your bridge!
Phase 4: Break your Bridge
Peer Evaluations: students grade each other’s bridge designs.
After school: Bridge Breaking Info
FINAL: turn in: Final Project Report, 1 copy of Blueprints and Data Page