An Internet WebQuest on The Study of Bridges
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|This WebQuest challenges
you to investigate bridge construction. It encourages you
to understand the geometry and physical science involved.
It promotes an appreciation of the complexity of such a
commonplace structure, and it broadens knowledge of the
career opportunities that is present in building bridges.
It allows you to strengthen your technology skills,
exercise your creativity, practice your research skills,
and to tour real bridges. You will examine the kinds of
bridges found in the world. You will research materials
and methods being used. Finally you will demonstrate your
knowledge and insight by designing your own bridge and then testing it for strength and integrity of structure. When you finish, you will be better informed about a structure that you have probably taken for granted. You will You will understand how this might be helpful to you in your lifetime.
You will then articulate the why and how of your bridge construction.
This is a motivational, fun, and enlightening WebQuest that provides students a hands-on opportunity while combining and practicing math, language, science, and social studies skills. You might consider beginning with this lesson plan.
Index of Bridge Construction Pages Within this WebQuest
Student Roles &
This project was
created by the Science Department at Harris Middle