Week 3

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

When building a bridge to hold weight, what ideas ensure success and why?

How should a bridge engineer change his/her design to meet the needs of the environment?

What information does a bridge engineer use to improve the construction of a bridge?

Goal

To design a successful bridge

To understand how earthquake occurs/p>

To understand the earthquake force

Activities

Bridge Design Challenges

Resources

K’NEX Directions

Outcomes

Demonstrate the design process to model a bridge

Session 2

Questions

What information does a bridge engineer use to design and construct bridges?

What shapes and materials can resist forces acting on bridge components?

Goal

To understand how to design a bridge according to a design plan

Activities

Sketch and draw a model bridge to design

Resources

Sketch paper

K'NEX set

Worksheet 1

Outcomes

Presentation on earthquake damages