The Bridge Project was an opportunity
for students to develop group skills
and work together to meet real-world standards.
The Bridge Project was designed for students in grades 10 through 12 (although
it could be adapted for students in grades 6 through 9). As the result of their
research, model building and testing, and work with team members, students were
expected to be able to answer the following guiding questions: What role does
the civil engineer play in the bridge building process? How is the study of
Physics applied in the design of bridges? Why is the knowledge of Mathematics
necessary when designing a bridge? How does the use of computer technology aid
in bridge design?
The project integrated core Physics content (such as force, equilibrium, strength, and material) and Mathematics. It also allowed students to learn and practice the process of scientific research, testing, and analysis.