Students start brainstorming different bridge designs. Before students can start building they need to watch the demo of how to build a bridge and read the rules below. Please complete the "questionnaire (link below) so Mrs. LaRosa know you know all the rules. Additional Bridge Building rules Easy cutters - only the bass wood sticks should be cut with the easy cutters, cutting anything else could damage the easy cutter - There is a screw on the easy cutters that keeps them closed when they are not being used. Do not force the easy cutters open, rotate the screw to open the easy cutters - Make sure the easy cutters are clean when you put them away. When glue drys it is hard to remove it Wood Glue bottles - if the bottle is clogged DO NOT cut the top, either gently use a tack to help remove the dried glue or ask Mrs. LaRosa for help - put cap on glue bottle before putting it away Tacks - Please put any rusty tacks in sharps bin - If you get pricked by a tack please bring the tack to Mrs. LaRosa and also show Mrs. LaRosa the injury
****Finally when gluing make sure the wood pieces are touching each other and the glue is located between the wood pieces. Making a light be secure connection between all joints will lead to a more successful bridge
Play Jeopardy to review: Download file (PowerPoint above), select the tab "slideshow" in PowerPoint and then select "play from beginning". You can click on the slides to navigate through the questions.
Students will play games to review for the quiz or finish creating their study guide. The lab students completed along with the study guide they completed are great resources to help them prepare. My copy of the study guide will be displayed the day before the quiz on this website. The link and powerpoints in the last posting are also helpful. I also create a shortQuizlet that student can access to help them study.
Students are welcome to use the PowerPoints below to help review for the upcoming bridge quiz (May 29 & 30th). Students can use these PowerPoints to complete pages 15-16 in their workbook to create their own study guide for the quiz (2 bonus points on quiz if completed and shown to Mrs. LaRosa before quiz). Students can references the PBS building big:forces Lab to help understand forces as well.