Bridging the Gap

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: Five 50-minute sessions

Build a bridge over a variety of terrains to determine how different designs affect stability and strength.
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Lesson Plan PDF

 

Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: Five 50-minute sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Generate and explain a design to address a design problem.
  • Compare solutions based on the criteria and constraints of a design problem.
  • Make a recommendation for a proposed solution based on evidence collected from multiple design solutions.
  • Generate a data collection tool in order to collect and evaluate data in a systematic way.
  • Evaluate competing design solutions using the criteria and constraints of a given design problem.