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Bridges
Jan 05 2012
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Source: Tess
3.5
Summary Information

Keywords:

bridges, measurement, STEM, construction, budget, structure
Topic: 
Measurement
Physical Science
Physics
Workplace Skills: 
Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Investigation Design
Use of Data
Discussion
Teamwork

Estimated Time Required:

1-2 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 5 (Ages 10-11)
Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)

Diversity Indicators:

All students in grades 3-7.

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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Comments

erkoch27's picture

May 12, 2012 - 2:08pm

Lesson Modification

I focused less on the money and the "scale" aspect of this lesson and more on the forces and types of bridges. My formative assessment was the students' notes on a reading about the different bridges (linked in lesson above), and then their sketch and plan as a group. Once shared with me (through a conference), and approved, then they built the bridge and tested it in class. Students then observed their results, and created a powerpoint (based on student project template in resources) to explain their understanding of how bridges work.