Lesson 4
Part 1

To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

Designing a Bridge (1) / Grade 2 / Arlington, MA

The EIE Curriculum

EiE - To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges, L4 Part 1

Students apply their knowledge of balance, forces, and civil engineering as they imagine, plan, create, test, and improve their own bridges.

Reflection Questions

How do you see Ann guiding students through each step of the Engineering Design Process in this lesson?

Ann has the whole class fill out each worksheet one at a time, ensuring students spend time on each step of the Engineering Design Process. 

  • Ann and her students fill in the Ask sheet together. This allows Ann to assess whether students are remembering what they learned in previous lessons, and reviews key content for the whole class. (5:35)
  • Ann has all pairs work on the Imagine sheet at the same time. Student pairs need to come up with at least four designs before they can go on to their Plan sheet. (8:00-9:05)