STEM Building Bridges

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32 Pg PDF + 30 Pg Google Slideshow
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Learning Objective

Students will be learning about bridges from around the world, reviewing the design process, team work and problem solving.


This low prep Building Bridges STEM Challenges includes low prep printable and digital components. Display bridges from around the world, vocabulary and interactive features. Great for sending home or completing in school. Pair with Iggy Peck, Architect!

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Includes a digital component for distance learning or modeling in the classroom. Print individual task cards or large team task cards. Easy to use across multiple grade levels.


  • Google Slides Presentation / works with Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Share a copy with students using Google Classroom
    • Includes task cards, response sheets, timer
    • Students can type on the response sheets about what they did or add photos
    • Challenges are easy to complete at home
    • Instructional video
    • Shake break
    • The slideshow contains various photos of bridges from around the world. Show these bridges to your students along with the examples, then let creativity take over.
    • Read aloud of Iggy Peck, Architect and Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge
    • Timer

  • Printable response sheets - Five drawing extension sheets to meet your students' level
  • Task cards - small for individual student challenge and large for team challenges
  • Student certificates
  • Printable stickers - print on Avery labels
  • Teacher tips & directions

Great read aloud lesson for Iggy Peck, Architect or Thomas & The Big Big Bridge - or use an alternative bridge themed book.

I teach 360 students each week in grades K through 4th, so I created these activities to be able to easily set up, use reusable materials, and need low copying! I can adjust response sheets and challenges to meet each grade level. I need something quick and easy for me, yet engaging and challenging for my students! I hope your students enjoy these as much as mine do! :)

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Total Pages
32 Pg PDF + 30 Pg Google Slideshow
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


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