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Advanced Gymnastics Skills

Math

Building Better Bridges

In this 8-meeting course, we will explore the 6 different types of bridge design and build our own bridges using math concepts.
Christine's Crochet and More
104 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
8-13
year olds
2-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn to use creative and analytical skills to create working engineering models of the 6 major types of bridge structures as well as analyze forces acting upon them.
As a civil engineering designer, I helped develop solutions for real world storm water and sediment control problems. I also did site development in a huge shopping plan, and a bike trail project that my kids have seen completed. I truly believe that engineering is art, and art is engineering, and that is why I love teaching the next generation how to use their creativity to solve real problems.
Find items around your home that can be used to build bridges such as yarn, string, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, tape, boxes, cardboard, playing cards, cups, glue, marshmallows, fruit, fruit snacks, marbles, stones, blocks, and anything else you can find to create your engineering marvel! 
Here is what is needed for this course: - 2 soup cans or other equally-sized, heavy items to be our pillars - Your thinking cap! We will also work interactively in real-time in a web based app called Tinkercad, a free website from Autodesk. You will need to sign up for an account for your student under a parent/guardian account, or let them use your parent account if they want to share their designs. The approval process takes a little while, but can be circumvented with a 50 cent registration fee. Here are some ideas of what you can use to build your bridges: - String, yarn, thin strips of fabric, or soft wire - Cardboard, paper plates, or other flat scraps, and scissors, and a parent, to cut them - Toothpicks, paper clips, or crayons - Marshmallows, clay, gummy candy, or fruit snacks - Small stones, marbles, rocks, or blocks - Recyclables
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please keep materials appropriate for your child's age and abilities. Scissors, and wire cutters require parental guidance for their use at all times. Please assist your children where appropriate.

I am a teacher, but I am also a mom. I understand that things come up. If you need to transfer your student, even after the first class, I am happy to do so. Please send me a private message and I will respond within 3 working days. If I cannot transfer your student into another section, I will gladly refund you as much as Outschool permits.

Teacher

Christine's Crochet and More
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Math and Writing Help, Art and Engineering Fun!
104 total reviews
123 completed classes

About Me

Hello, I'm Christine. I am a mom, teacher, tutor, freelance writer, and a civil engineering designer. I've taught language arts, creative arts, and creative writing in homeschool co-ops, and I am excited to teach here on Outschool! Look for fun... 
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