Lesson

Bridge Builders

Lesson Overview

Students will build bridges based on their knowledge of shapes.The goal is to discover which shapes are the strongest and why certain structures are built the way they are. They will be able to connect this knowledge to their everyday lives.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How can we use prior knowledge to create the strongest bridge? 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5, 6

Have materials ready for students to build bridge prototypes. Examples include yarn, glue, index cards, gluesticks, toothpicks, and popsicle sticks.

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