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In these lessons students will be learning about the Pythagorean Theorem, the importance in anchor bolts and the proper way to mix concrete. They will also learn how to mix concrete to do a slump test, and learn what and why slump tests are so important. The culminating lesson is a great way for the students to showcase all that they have learned by building a small scale form, use tie wire as rebar to reinforce their form, dry set machine bolts at the proper locations acting like anchor bolts, and mix concrete in large amounts that will be used to do a mine pore into their small scale forms that they have already built.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Math, Science and English Language Arts (ELA) that supplement the primary core area of study.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by Evan Clark (CTE), David Grant (Science), and Lora Hunter (ELA) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Gregg Witkin.


Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Science

How to Check for Squareness

Anchor Bolts

Mixing It Up

Culminating Lesson: The Form

Career Preparation in Building Construction (ELA)

Sustainable Design With Concrete (Science)

Thermodynamics and Concrete Floors and Walls (Science)

Research Paper: Understanding the role of the Construction Industry Sector in California's Economy (ELA)