Structures - bridge building

This lesson/project idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of structures, applying this knowledge in a real life context. Young people will work in teams as architect companies, with the task of designing a new bridge to cross the Clyde.

Broad Outcomes of learning

Subject knowledge gained and enhanced 
• Enterprising skills and attitudes developed (ACfE) through working on problems in a team and evaluating individual and team work as they progress (additional self-development) 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation 
• Improves confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons 
• Learners take responsibility for their learning through making decisions

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports 5-14 Environmental Studies 
• Relevance of how structures work and how this knowledge is put into practice in a real situation

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