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Bridge Design Project. Margaret Hirsch, Millington-Central High School Crista Sabo, Bolton High School Angela Tobias, Houston High School. Each Group Will:. Design a Bridge Build a Bridge Present Research and Conclusions. Bridge Design. Research History Research Geometry Design

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Bridge design project

Bridge Design Project

Margaret Hirsch, Millington-Central High School

Crista Sabo, Bolton High School

Angela Tobias, Houston High School


Each group will
Each Group Will:

  • Design a Bridge

  • Build a Bridge

  • Present Research and Conclusions


Bridge design
Bridge Design

  • Research History

  • Research Geometry

  • Design

    • Plan to Distribute Weight

    • Connection Joints Make the Difference

  • Draw Blueprints

Good Joint

Bad Joint


Bridge construction
Bridge Construction

  • General Good Carpentry Ideas

    • Measure twice, cut once

    • Practice

  • Use the blueprints as a guideline

  • Tape straws together


Rules for bridge design
Rules for Bridge Design

  • Goal

    • Support as much weight as possible.

  • Dimensions

    • Span Length: 18.00 in

    • Span Width: 6.00 in

  • Materials and Elements

    • 30 Straws

    • One Roll of Scotch Tape

    • 1 Paper Cup


Bridge presentation
Bridge Presentation

  • They all get broken

    • Each bridge is placed on the “Canyon of Destruction.” Additional weight will be added until the bridge collapses or the cup falls off the bridge.


Scoring
Scoring

  • 200 Points Total

    • 60 pt. Blueprint Quality

    • 60 pt. Bridge Quality

    • 80 pt. Research and Presentation Quality


Other internet sites that may help
Other Internet Sites that May Help

  • Bridge Watchingdifferent bridges

  • Newton’s Apple - Bridgeshistory & designs

  • Building Principlespurpose of the designs

  • Search Enginesusekey words “physics bridge”

    • Alta Vista

    • Yahoo!

    • Excite


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