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Epic Bridge Engineering Challenge *FLEX* - Can Your Bridge Handle the Pressure?

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Can you design the least expensive working bridge during 4 challenging scenarios using cutting edge civil engineering software? Engineer, design & optimize your bridge while using key science, engineering, physics & problem solving skills.

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4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction and bridge design optimization video tutorial Standard Truss Bridge
Student will be provided with a step by step video tutorial covering the following topics 1- Downloading and Installation 2- Bridge Scenario Parameters and template choice 3- Building and testing your first bridge 4- Optimizing your bridge for tension and compression 5- Advanced optimization tips and tricks 6- Bridge submission and leaderboard information
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Week 2: Arch Bridge
Week 2: The class will share their designs for the first week's bridges via the Outschool classroom and points will be awarded based upon the least expensive stable bridge Scenario #2 will be introduced. Students will have until the end of week 2 to complete this scenario.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Week 3: Pier Bridge
The class will share their designs for the second week's bridges and points will be awarded based upon the least expensive stable bridge. Scenario #3 will be introduced. Students will have end of week 3 to complete this scenario.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Week 4: Suspension Bridge
The class will share their designs for the third day's bridges and points will be awarded based upon the least expensive stable bridge Scenario #4 will be introduced. Students will have until the end of week 4 to submit their final bridge. Points will be awarded and a civil engineer winner announced.
This class is taught in English.
Homework Offered
Students will have three check-ins(described in the class description) to help them as they work to optimize their bridge. Each will offer the opportunity for feedback and suggestions on how to further optimize the bridge.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Before our first class make sure to download AND install the Bridge Designer software. 
This is the address of the software: https://bridgedesigner.org/download/
Note: The installation files themselves will be downloaded from a second site called Sourceforge.
There will not be time to download it once the class begins. Make sure it loads on your computer. You are welcome to experiment with the program, but don't stress if things seem too complicated. We will figure it all out together. 
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Florida Teaching Certificate - Social Studies/History
Bachelor's Degree in History
If it's tech, I teach it. As long as I can remember computers and electronics of all kind were my passion. From my first computer, a Commodore 64 with 64k RAM to my current gaming/coding laptop, I have always been enthralled by the creativity and... 
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weekly or $60 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 52 learners
Ages: 9-13

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