The Oresmian Coordinate System - Bridge
Students will learn about the design process and coordinate systems by going through a challenge to make a 3D bridge with scaled down real-life constraints.
In this lesson, students are guided in a structured learning activity (building a 3D bridge). Students go through an iterative process to learn how designs can be developed and improved over time. The core project is building highway bridges. In this learning activity, teams of 2-3 pupils worked on designing bridges. The bridges should accommodate four lanes of traffic under it, and two lanes over it, and the design should be built in 1:500 scale. Afterwards, students test the strength of each bridge by placing weights on top of it until the bridge breaks.
Grade Levels 7-8
Fab Tools CAD, 3D printer
Collections Fab Tested, International
Contributors Anders Bod Lund