Monday, 6/1/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To model a bridge’s ability to support a load based on the interplay of tension and compression forces that result in a net force of zero

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the “Popsicle Bridge- Design Your Own Bridge” student worksheet; Read the “Aesthetic Vote” and the “Testing Phase;” Answer #2 on the “Popsicle Bridge- Design Your Own Bridge student worksheet
  2. Model- “Design Your Own Bridge”- Construction Phase- During construction, you may decide that you need additional sticks or that your design needs to change. This is OK- just revise your plan.
  3. Complete Bridge Packet- Use pp.204-211 in Motion, Forces, & Energy textbook as a resource

Friday, 5/29/15- A Day

Learning Objective:

To model a bridge’s ability to support a load based on the interplay of tension and compression forces that result in a net force of zero

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Popsicle Bridge- Design Your Own Bridge packet and Count out 200 popsicle sticks.
  2. Science Friday- On a Quest to See the Light and Finding Glow-in-the-Dark Millipedes
  3. Model- “Design Your Own Bridge”- Construction Phase- During construction, you may decide that you need additional sticks or that your design needs to change. This is OK- just revise your plan.

Thursday, 5/28/15- B Day- Advisory Schedule

Learning Objective:

To model a bridge’s ability to support a load based on the interplay of tension and compression forces that result in a net force of zero

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Popsicle Bridge- Design Your Own Bridge packet and Write down on the colored strip of paper the 2 forces at work on bridges and their definitions.
  2. Cue- Bridge Design Part 1 and Bridge Design Part 2 MIT K12 video segments
  3. Model- “Design Your Own Bridge”- Construction Phase- During construction, you may decide that you need additional sticks or that your design needs to change. This is OK- just revise your plan.

Tuesday, 5/26/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To explain in writing the advantages and disadvantages of truss, beam, & suspension bridge design and visually identify each bridge

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Popsicle Bridge- Design Your Own Bridge packet and Review with your group your plan for the Popsicle Bridge. Be ready to begin the construction phase.
  2. Model- “Design Your Own Bridge”- Construction Phase- During construction, you may decide that you need additional sticks or that your design needs to change. This is OK- just revise your plan.

Friday, 5/22/15- A Day

Learning Objective:

To explain in writing the advantages and disadvantages of truss, beam, & suspension bridge design and visually identify each bridge

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the graphic organizer for the video “Big, Bigger, Biggest- Bridges” & put your name on it and Copy the information for the Verrazano-Narrows and Akashi Kaikyo Bridges into your graphic organizer.
  2. Science Friday- Solar Spotting and How Humpbacks Hunt with Bubbles
  3. Complete Advance Organizer- “Build a Bridge- Do Your Homework”
  4. Bridge Packet- Use pp.204-211 in Motion, Forces, & Energy textbook as a resource
  5. Model- “Design Your Own Bridge”- Planning Stage