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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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