Engineering Design: Building Bridges

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Dynamic Skyscrapers (PDF)
Design, build and test model skyscrapers as you learn about forces that affect real skyscrapers.

Straw Bridges (PDF)
Work in teams to design, build and test model bridges as you determine how shape affects the strength of structures.

Additional resources

PBS: Building Big

American Society of Civil Engineers: Kids, Parents, Teachers

Discover Design

Bridge Building Contest

Career connections

American Society of Civil Engineers: Career Paths in Civil Engineering