Friday, 6/2/17- B Day- Bridge Structural Integrity Testing Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Sit with your bridge engineering team. Get your bridge and bring it back to your table. Clean up any left-over materials.
  2. Go to the following location to test how well you and your team succeeded in meeting the building parameters of the bridge according to the rubric.

Period 7 – BAND ROOM

Period 6 – AUDITORIUM

Period 4 – AUDITORIUM

Period 2 – 12:15 – AUDITORIUM

Period 3 – BAND ROOM

Tuesday, 5/30/17- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

Continue to follow your design to build your bridge! Keep in mind the following parameters:

  • You may use up to 175 wooden coffee stirrers and 25 popsicle sticks and glue. Try to use the fewest sticks possible to reach your goal.
  • The bridge must be able to hold up to 5,000 g weight.
    The bridge must be at least 14 inches in length.
  • When bridge is constructed, it will be placed between 2 chairs & tested with weight bearing test
  • Bridge will also be judged on aesthetics, so be creative

Friday, 5/26/17- B Day- Early Dismissal

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

Continue to follow your design to build your bridge! Keep in mind the following parameters:

  • You may use up to 175 wooden coffee stirrers and 25 popsicle sticks and glue. Try to use the fewest sticks possible to reach your goal.
  • The bridge must be able to hold up to 5,000 g weight.
    The bridge must be at least 14 inches in length.
  • When bridge is constructed, it will be placed between 2 chairs & tested with weight bearing test
  • Bridge will also be judged on aesthetics, so be creative

Thursday, 5/25/17- A Day- 8th grade dance tonight!

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

Continue to follow your design to build your bridge! Keep in mind the following parameters:

  • You may use up to 175 wooden coffee stirrers and 25 popsicle sticks and glue. Try to use the fewest sticks possible to reach your goal.
  • The bridge must be able to hold up to 5,000 g weight.
    The bridge must be at least 14 inches in length.
  • When bridge is constructed, it will be placed between 2 chairs & tested with weight bearing test
  • Bridge will also be judged on aesthetics, so be creative

Wednesday, 5/24/17- B Day- STEM Bridge Structural Design Project Day

Schedule
Period 7 8:23-9:09– Research bridge design through the Bridge Web Quest in your Bridge Structural Design Portfolio
Period 6- 9:12-9:58– Continue to work on the above task
Period 5- 10:01-10:47– Specials
Period 4- 10:50-11:36– Design your bridge
Period 2- 11:41-1:01– Build your bridges
Period 3- 1:04-1:50– Continue building bridge
Period 1- 1:53-2:45– Specials
Bridge Educational Videos
Website of Bridge Webquest
 Bridge Parameters
  • You may use up to 175 wooden coffee stirrers and 25 popsicle sticks and glue. Try to use the fewest sticks possible to reach your goal.
  • The bridge must be able to hold up to 5,000 g weight.
    The bridge must be at least 14 inches in length.
  • When bridge is constructed, it will be placed between 2 chairs & tested with weight bearing test
  • Bridge will also be judged on aesthetics, so be creative
Team Comets- I forgot… Where do I go? 🙂
Period 2 Science- Mr. Koperwhats
Period 3 Science- Mrs. Vigliotti
Period 4 Science- Mrs. Hereford
Period 6 Science- Mrs. Fraczek
Period 7 Science- Ms Thibodeau