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1 Project-Based Learning: Bridge Building and Design Photo by: Doug Porter

2 Contact Information Doug Porter Ohio County Elementary Middle School S. Mulberry Street Rising Sun, IN. 47040 E-mail: rsscience@hotmail.com Web Site: www.venus.net/~rising1/rshs/porter/index.htm

3 Project-Based Learning Hands-on Discovery Learning Application of Science Concepts Develops an Interest in Science Produces a Learning Artifact

4 The Bridge Building Project So Many Types of Bridges How Do Bridges Work ? How Do Bridges Work ? Designing Your Own Bridge Designing Your Own Bridge Constructing Your Own Bridge Constructing Your Own Bridge

5 Bridge Types PBS.ORG

6 Arch Bridge Roman Aqueduct PBS.ORG

7 Beam Bridge PBS.ORG

8 Suspension Bridge Golden Gate Bridge PBS.ORG

9 Cantilever Truss Bridge PBS.ORG Firth of Forth Bridge

10 Local Bridges Photos By: Doug Porter Can you determine the bridge type? Look at the next few slides and see what types you think they are.

11 Bebbs Park Bridge Butler County, Ohio Photo By: Doug Porter Its hard to tell what type this bridge is from this angle but click again to see the structure from inside.

12 Bebbs Bridge Structure Photo By: Doug Porter So what type is this? If you guessed Its a truss bridge Youre right.

13 Lost Bridge, ElizabethTown, Ohio Photo By: Doug Porter What type do you think this is? If you guessed Beam Bridge you were right.

14 John A. Roebling Bridge Cincinnati, Ohio Photo By: Doug Porter

15 John A. Roebling Bridge Cincinnati, Ohio Photo By: Doug Porter Long cables suspended between pillars tell you it is a?

16 John A. Roebling Bridge Cincinnati, Ohio Photo By: Doug Porter Long cables suspended between pillars tell you it is a? Suspension Bridge

17 Historic George Street Bridge Aurora, Indiana Photo By: Doug Porter

18 Historic George Street Bridge Aurora, Indiana Photo By: Doug Porter You have seen this bridge many times before, now you know what it is.

19 Historic George Street Bridge Aurora, Indiana Photo By: Doug Porter You have seen this bridge many times before, now you know what it is. Its a truss bridge. Also known as a Whipple truss.

20 I-275 Bridge Lawrenceburg, Indiana Photo By: Doug Porter Now it is your turn to design a truss bridge. As you can see bridges are everywhere and are extremely important in our lives. Good luck and have fun.


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