Avonworth Middle School Building Bridged to STEM Careers
Read more about the Bridges to STEM Careers! Design Day and Exposition to be held in May!
ASSIGNMENTS: 

#1

due

5/2

Bridge Design Webquest Complete the tasks as described on the science 8 website. This assignment requires you to use your science notebook.


14 pts

 

weight
25 pts


#2

due 

5/2

Written Response - Bridge Design  After completing the webquest, submit a response to the prompt on the website.


4 pts

 

weight
10 pts

Form Submit Online

 #3

5/2
 Bridge – Diagram (individual) After exploring possible designs, start to think of a bridge design you would like to see built over Lowries Run in Emsworth. (in class) 
 /4

 

weight 
10 pts

In class only


#4


Bridge Design #1 – Blueprint (group) After exploring different possible designs, the team must come up with a single concept to present to the engineers. See the rubric.


/10

 

weight
20 pts


#10

Bridge Model (group) Using the rubric, grade the performance of your bridge!


/50

 weight

100 pts

In class only

#11

Written Response- Bridge Performance (individual) Reflect on the changes made in the design through the written response.


/4

 

weight
10 pts

#12

Bridge Competition Data Analysis Use the data collected throughout the competition to determine the winning team.


/6

 

weight
15 pts

#13

Written Response- The results are in! Complete the last written response to reflect on the bridge data and offer an analysis on the winning team.


/4

 

weight 10 pts


  1. What is the best type of bridge?
  2. In what ways are the bridges of Pittsburgh unique?
  3. What characteristics do we give to well-designed bridges?
  4. Why is the best bridge the one that holds the most live-load, yet costs the least to manufacture?








         
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