According to the dictionary, a 'bridge' is a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.
As we journey around the world, students will
- learn and record notes about different types of bridges and bridge design.
- read a fictional book including a bridge and read a nonfiction book on bridges
- design a scavenger hunt on bridges
- create a 'Jeopardy' type game on bridges with classmates
- choose real bridges to research (including the history) and present information to others
- create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast bridges researched
- create an original product about bridges demonstrating his/her area of strength
- plan, sketch, build a bridge with a partner that a toy car can travel across
- build a paper bridge that is 10x stronger than the pretest bridge
Complete this WebQuest, recording written notes and pictures in your journal. Once you have become a bridge expert and complete the WebQuest, you can begin building your bridge type(s).
BrainPop 'Bridges - Record notes and draw pictures for each bridge type and the four vocabulary words. Take the 'graded' quiz and record your score.
Civil Engineers - Record what civil engineers do. Then click 'Find out more' in the bottom right corner. Read the description and record in your journal 'why you might want to become a civil engineer' or 'why you might not want to become a civil engineer.' Think about what parts of the job look interesting to you.
Travel the World to learn about bridges. Choose 2-3 bridges that are interesting to you. Record sketches of the bridges and written notes.