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Building Bridges
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Students will learn about the different types of bridges and how they work.  The lesson also includes a maker component where the students build a bridge. 

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Graphic Arts
Communication
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lynn Ann Wiscount
Vince Mariner
Erin Halovanic
Date Added:
07/14/2020
Engineering Design - Paper Bridge
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In this activity, students will learn about and apply the engineering design process to solve a problem. The activity frames the problem around designing, building and testing a paper bridge that maximizes the weight it holds.

Resources included in this lesson are found at the bottom of this document and include:
- Teacher guide
- Engineering Notebook Document
- Design Process Presentation
- Design Process Note Sheets
- Links to videos
- Pre/Post Assessment

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Author:
Alexandrea Dunkelberger
Date Added:
12/06/2018
Engineering Design Process
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This hands-on lesson introduces students to the engineering design process. It connects to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Students will use the design process to create a bridge that will keep the Billy Goats Gruff safe and complete the Engineering Design Process Journal.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Reading Literature
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Cara Bates
Lori Keister
Date Added:
02/28/2019