Science and Technology/Engineering
Technology/Engineering, Grades 6-8
Please note: For grades 6-high school, there are suggested learning activities after each set of learning standards. The numbers in parentheses after each activity refer to the related technology/engineering learning standard(s).
Broad Concept: Construction technology involves building structures in order to contain, shelter, manufacture, transport, communicate, and provide recreation.
|5.1 ||Describe and explain parts of a structure, e.g., foundation, flooring, decking, wall, roofing systems.|
|5.2 ||Identify and describe three major types of bridges (e.g., arch, beam, and suspension) and their appropriate uses (e.g., site, span, resources, and load).|
|5.3 ||Explain how the forces of tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear affect the performance of bridges.|
|5.4 ||Describe and explain the effects of loads and structural shapes on bridges. Suggested Learning Activities|
Suggested Learning Activity
- Design and construct a bridge following specified design criteria, e.g., size, materials used. Test the design for durability and structural stability. (5.3)