Bridges

Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies

Level: 1

Requirements

  • Define the following terms:
    • Bridge
    • Aqueduct
    • Falsework
    • Compression force
    • Tension force
    • Bascule bridge
    • Covered bridge
  • Describe these six main types of bridge design and give two examples of each:
    • Arch bridge
    • Beam bridge
    • Cable-stayed bridge
    • Cantilever bridge
    • Suspension bridge
    • Truss bridge
  • Discover the distance each of the following bridge designs can span:
    • Arch bridge
    • Beam bridge
    • Cable-stayed bridge
    • Cantilever bridge
    • Suspension bridge
    • Truss bridge
  • Name the bridge design that can span the longest distance.
  • Draw or illustrate the basic design of each of the following bridge types.
    • Beam bridge
    • Arch bridge
    • Suspension bridge
    • Covered bridge
    • Truss bridge
    • Cable-stayed bridge (fan shape)
    • Cantilever bridge
    • Bascule bridge
    • Cable-stayed bridge (harp shape)
  • Do the following activities:
    • Watch a video about bridges.
    • Make a list of at least eight notable bridges OR name two bridges that you have crossed and tell what design they are.
  • Make a video/multimedia presentation or scrapbook presentation about bridge(s) you have seen.
  • Build a bridge using materials such as craft sticks, toothpicks, yarn, thread, and glue.
  • Recite John 3:16, then tell how this verse describes Jesus’ role as a bridge between heaven and earth.


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