Special project: Bridges
We will finish the year as we began it, with a hands-on unit highlighting scientific inquiry and creativity. This culminating project will span skills acquired across the length and breadth of our 4th grade year, and involve aspects of Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies. A unit that lives up to its name in every sense of the word: BRIDGES!
We'll build and test all kinds of bridges using all kinds of materials, picking up key vocabulary terms and engineering concepts along the way. We'll look at pictures and videos of famous bridges around the world, and also talk about the reasons for some spectacular (and tragic) bridge collapses.
Each student has chosen a different bridge or type of bridge to research and present to the class on May 23rd. Presentations may include video segments and visual aids if desired.
Links for bridge research: