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Clay Bridges Activity

Students explore the effects of gravity and weight on horizontal structures. In building bridges, students can observe the effects of the weight of structure itself, as well as tension and compression and other forces acting on the structure.

Newspaper bridges

Challenge students to build the biggest, strongest bridge possible from newspaper and tape. It is necessary to build, test and modify engineering designs in order to produce structures of optimal strength.

New Bay Bridge: Bridge to Classroom

New Bay Bridge: Bridge to Classroom This site provides extensive information about earthquakes -- their causes and their impact. Once you've learned enough about the sorts of preventative measures that architects must take, build your own bridge and see if it can withstand the pressures of a

Schools bridge language gap

 According to a survey released this week, communicating with limited-English speaking students, parents and communities amidst shrinking budgets is a major concern for school districts for the 2010-2011 school year.

Geodesic Gumdrops Activity

This activity provides instructions for making amazing architecture with candy and toothpicks. It also illustrate structural strength, compression, tension, and forces on structures.

Design and build a bridge

Learn about the causes and impacts of earthquakes. Once you've learned enough about preventative measures architects take, build your own bridge and see if it can withstand the pressures of a catastrophic quake. Learn what new technologies are being used

Bridges, domes, skyscrapers and more

 Students can learn about squeezing, stretching, bending, sliding and twisting through visual tools that they manipulate. Authors also provide information on loads, materials, and shapes. "Building Big" analyzes tunnels, bridges, domes, skyscrapers, and dams and provides fact sheets about famous

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Bridging the Gap and Connecting Classrooms

Dorsey is more than 800 miles away from his high school students at South River High School in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County school district. But, since his students use conferencing software to connect to their calculus class, today is just like any other school day.