Bridging the Gap

Grade Levels: 3-8 | 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: 3-8

Duration: Five 50-minute sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Generate and explain a design to 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