The Bridge Project was an opportunity

for students to develop group skills

and work together to meet real-world standards.

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.