8th grade students tested their bridges yesterday
during the Bridge Exposition, part of the Bridges to STEM Careers project. All
of the bridges were tested by adding weight to the span until it collapsed. The
winner was the one bridge that held the most weight and cost the least to
A special thanks to our guest experts,
bridge engineers and architects from the Pittsburgh Region. Representatives
from HDR, Inc., Penn Dot District 11 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.
May 31, Avonworth Freshman visited AMS 8 to describe their experiences with
their first year of high school. The high school students explained school
rules, class requirements, and student life. Eighth graders received a document
outlining student expectations in the core courses in the Freshman year.