Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM

Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
Solid Figures Bridge Support STEAM and STEM
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Common Core Standards
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This project gives a real-life scenario from an urban city where a bridge collapse occurred, following a fire in this STEAM and STEM challenge. Students are challenged to test three 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.

Read About How I Used This In The Classroom!

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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15 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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