STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge

STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
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Kids love to build bridges! This is one of the best STEM real-life challenges we have tackled! It’s a suspension bridge! The first time we tried this I had kids telling me they had always wanted to build one. I even had students researching suspension bridges with their parents at home to help with their designs! Awesome!

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Challenges Real Life Bundle 2
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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 cardboard. NOTE: We used hot glue guns and followed strict safety rules. This bridge can be built using a different glue, but your building and drying time will be a factor in how class time is utilized. This resource is labeled for upper elementary students due to the use of low temperature glue guns. Please consider this as you decide to try this challenge.

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, a scoring rubric, and a file with forms in an editable format.

This challenge works with other Real-Life Challenges:
Design a Sail Boat
Build a Hammock

Or grab the challenges in money saving bundles!
STEM Challenges Real Life Bundle 2
STEM Challenges Mega Bundle 60 STEM Challenges
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