STEM Activity Challenge: Design a Suspension Bridge

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Kids love to build bridges! This one is the best STEM challenge we have tackled! It’s a suspension bridge!

This STEM activity will have your students designing and building a suspension bridge. They will need to learn a little about how suspension bridges work before beginning and then see if their final model is, indeed, a true suspension bridge.

This challenge should take three class sessions. This may include time you need to take to have students research suspension bridges or look at materials you gather to help them understand how a suspension bridge works.

Students will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process for this challenge. Procedures for the teacher are marked with the steps of the process as well as the student lab sheets. The teacher directions include hints in blue shaded boxes and photos of the project.

Materials you will need in addition to this package include: craft sticks, hot glue guns and glue sticks, string, tape, and card board.

This package specifically contains: Cover Sheet, Background, Materials and Preparation page, 4 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures with embedded hints and photos, 1 page of additional Helpful Hints, 4 pages of photos, Task Rules page, 2-page lab sheet with samples of possible student answers, a one-page lab sheet, and a Credits page.

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STEM Activity Challenge: Design a Suspension Bridge
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STEM Activity Challenge: Design a Suspension Bridge
STEM Activity Challenge: Design a Suspension Bridge
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