Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM

Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM & STEM
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This STEAM & STEM project gives a real-life scenario from an urban city where a bridge collapse occurred, following a fire. Students are challenged to test 3 different solid figure columns, triangular prism, rectangular prism, and cylinder, in order to make a recommendation as to which type of supports the new bridge should have.

This is part of a GROWING BUNDLE:
The plan is to have 12 STEAM & STEM products included by February 2018.
STEAM & STEM Challenges {Growing Bundle!}

Engineering Cycle Reflection:
After students work through the engineering cycle, they will reflect on the different phases and explain how they worked through issues that arose during their bridge column investigation.

Diagram:
Students will draw a diagram of their recommended bridge design after testing the 3 supports, and recording their data.

Recommendation Letter:
Students will write a letter to the governor explaining which column they suggest, and providing advice based on what they discovered during testing.

6 Venn-Diagrams:
Students will use their knowledge of solid figures to compare and contrast 3D shapes using double and triple Venn-Diagrams.

Science Passage: Why Are Cylinders Strong?
This passage has 3 levels of difficulty. Students will learn why cylinders are used as columns. A connection to Greek Architecture is included in the more difficult version.

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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