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STEM Challenge: The Brooklyn Bridge
Join me for a read aloud and discussion about the incredible day when 21 elephants crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, then take on the challenge of constructing a super strong bridge of your own!
In this 60 minute class students will learn about the historic day in 1884 when 21 elephants crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to prove that it was strong, and safe enough for people to use. After discussing the story students will be given the challenge of constructing a paper bridge strong enough to hold 100 pennies! This engaging STEM activity, that is fully guided by the teacher, will get the students thinking and working like true innovators. At the end of the class, students will have the...
Engaging students with interesting picture books and articles is a big passion of mine! I love to get my students excited about a topic through reading and participating together. Using literature to give students a context for problem solving makes the experience more meaningful and imaginative. After having successfully taught these types of challenges in my classroom, I am excited about the chance to share them with you here on Outschool!
1 file available upon enrollment-Printed copy of the attached STEM journal -Masking tape or scotch tape -5 pieces of printer paper -A ziplock sandwich bag with 100 pennies inside -Scissors -Pencil
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Ashley Thompson and I am so excited to teach here on Outschool! I am an elementary classroom teacher with experience teaching first through fourth grade. I have taught in both public and charter schools, in New York and...
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Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class