Avonworth Middle School's 8th Grade blog and periodic email newsletter
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Bridge Exposition held Today
8th grade students tested their
bridges today during the Bridge Exposition, part of the Bridges to STEM Careers
project. Twenty-nine bridges were tested by adding weight to the span until it
collapsed. The winner, yet to be determined, is the one that holds the most
weight and costs the least to build! In math and science class, students will be
creating graphs, analyzing ratios of bridge cost to live load weight, and
attempting to conclude which bridge was the winner of the competition.
special thanks to our guest experts, bridge engineers and architects from the
Pittsburgh Region. Representatives from HDR, Inc. and Michael Baker
International used their insight and expertise to help enrich this learning
activity. Bridge designs, results, pictures, and videos can be seen on the classroom website.