Week 6

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

How do we design and build a strong bridge to counter an earthquake for Boise river?

What are the considerations for building a strong bridge?

Virtual field trip to Broadway bridge

Goal

To build a strong bridge for Boise river

Activities

Bridge presentations: what we learned

Resources

Face to face discussion with bridge engineer

Readings

Outcomes

Presentation on foundations of bridges

Session 2

Questions

Task Challenge: Design and Construct a bridge over the Boise River to resist an earthquake

Goal

To build a strong bridge for Boise river

Activities

Building a bridge

Resources

Materials needed to build a bridge

Shake Table

Outcomes

Journal with answers to questions on bridge observations