Bridges come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and lengths and are found all over the world. It is important that bridges are strong so they are safe to cross. Design and build a your own model bridge. Test your bridge for strength using a force sensor that measures how hard you pull on your bridge. By observing a graph of the force, determine the amount of force needed to make your bridge collapse.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


tension force,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Engineering practices,Forces and motion,Engaging in argument from evidence,structural load,Mathematics,Classical Mechanics,Designing solutions,Force vs.Time graphs,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,Upper Elementary,Linear Momentum,Defining problems,Force, Acceleration,Impulse,Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Middle School,Crosscutting concepts,structural engineering,tensile strength,Transportation technology,Using mathematics, information and computer technology and computational thinking,Science and technology,Chemistry,Physics,Newton's Second Law,bridge building models,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151634524T,Analyzing and interpreting data,Developing and using models,Newton’s laws of motion,Engineering,Elementary School,Structure and function,Physical science,engineering design,Technology



Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike


This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
'NR' - This resource has not been rated
'NR' - This resource has not been rated

This resource has not yet been reviewed.

Not Rated Yet.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467