Bridge Building concepts/ Design: Arch bridges part 2 of 4

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Introduction

Students will understand the structural importance of the arch shape in bridge design. Students will compare and contrast modern arch bridges to historical arch bridges. Students will design and sketch their own arch bridge design.

Lesson Time

one class period
115 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • take hand written notes on the concepts of arch bridges
  • identify the structural principles of arch bridges
  • Design and neatly sketch a scale drawing of an arch bridge

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