How do we build a bridge with minimum resources to support maximum load?


The purpose of this action project is to build a functional bridge that can sustain dynamic loads. Examples of bridges can be found at this link.Here’s the scenario for Action:


At the end of this action project, you will have:

  1. Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations. Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).
  2. Experiment with transformations in the plane. Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment, based on the undefined notions of point, line, distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc.
  3. Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three- dimensional objects. Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three- dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects.