Lesson 1: Civil Engineers
How does the Engineering Design Process help a Civil Engineer do his/her job?
To further set up the challenge for our bridge unit and collect more information about civil engineers and bridges we read the story Javier Builds a Bridge.
I can name various types of bridges.
I can explain what civil engineers do for their jobs.
things that are necessary or needed in a design
(such as the level of stability for Javier ' s bridge)
restrictions or limits placed on a design
(such as the amount or money that Javier could spend on his bridge).
Students will be given supplies to create a bridge from straws and tape. Using the supplies given you must create a bridge that covers the span and holds the bus following the Engineering Design Process.