To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges (3rd/4th graders)

When civil engineers design bridges, they must take into account factors like balance and motion.  This course introduces the principles behind bridge design.  Students will reinforce their understanding of “push” and “pull” as they explore how forces act on different structures. They will use what they know about balance and force as they experiment with beam, arch, and suspension bridges—and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion.

Jeff Clear: In addition to being a parent of a child who loves MITY classes, Mr. Clear teaches Fourth Grade in the Gateway program in South Washington County Schools. He holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and Certificate in Gifted Education from the University of Minnesota.