Here is the information that we will be using during our short unit on bridges:

Assignment 1:  

  • Visit PBS Nova Bridges.  
  • Take notes on everything you do on your engineering paper
  • Survey the sites, writing down all information
  • Take notes on bridge types including examples, advantages and disadvantages
  • Solve the puzzles - note the conditions and the best choice of bridge type
 Assignment 2:  
  • Visit PBS Building Big Bridges.  
  • Click on bridge basics, and take down a detailed description of each type of bridge
  • Make a sketch of the forces on each type of bridge
  • Go back to the beginning and try the 'Bridge Challenge'. Take plenty of notes.
 Assignment 3 - Printable Instructions
 Printable Engineering Paper

PBS Nova Bridges  PBS Building Big Bridges  PBS Bridge Forces Interactive