Hook- Teacher will discuss with students live loads and dead loads meanwhile showing photo clip examples. Ask students how many of their families come from Europe. In Europe with Italy especially in mind, bridgedegned first with no extra dead load for building structures in mind. Later they built building on top of bridges to save room which caused a greater dead load. Since the dead load increased ask, "what do you think will happen with the live load?" Yes, it will decrease, They have guards to reduce the live loads.
Students will look a photo clips and interact with the teacher.
2 Lesson Sequence
Teacher can use these direction if they do not have a text:
Students will build bridges of different bridge lengths 2 in, 4in, 5,in, 8,in, 9in, and 11, in. They will fold up the ends i inch in the middle and will be 2.25 in across the middle. Students will then place the brige s between books with a 1 inch over hang on each side, then test how many pennies each one will hold. Students will record their data, graph it, draw a line of best fit, then write an equation.
Note: have students work in groups of two, for each group you will need i pair of scissors, ruler, and two sheets of paper.
3 Technology Section
Have one person from each of two groups with their data tables go to the document camera to do a compare/contrast.
Allow students to use the video camera on the laptops to record the process to building the bridges and testing them. Students can then upload to Bright Space and present it.
They will compare/contrast data tables and graphs, then present under the document camera
Create a video of instructions for the project using their laptops, upload them to Bright Space, and present.
Key Standards Supported
Expressions And Equations
Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.
Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.
Linear, Quadratic, And Exponential Models
Construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, or two input-output pairs (include reading these from a table).