Types of Bridges Posters and Build a Bridge STEM Fun!

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This resource has educational posters of seven types of bridges. Each poster includes at least one photo and a short paragraph about the bridge represented.

  1. Do you want your students to participate in a build a bridge STEM challenge?
  2. This resource will help your students realize that there are many types of bridges. The type of bridge built depends on the load it needs to carry and the environmental conditions.
  3. Included in this resource:
  • The standards that covered
  • Suggestions for three different videos to show your students. One to be used as a phenomenon for any grade, one to show to elementary grades, and one for upper grades.
  • The seven individual posters are perfect for reading to the students or having students read in small groups. They also serve as a reference.
  • There are two sheets showing all seven bridges (one in black and white) so, students can have one.
  • There are suggested build a bridge challenges and materials to use

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12 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 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.
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.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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