Read “A Book of Bridges: Here To There and Me To You” by Cheryl Keely
Look at bridges in Google Earth (https://earth.google.com/)
Discuss what students’ bridge design ideas: functions & materials
Book: A Book of Bridges: Here To There and Me To You Kindle Edition
by Cheryl Keeley
Web access: https://earth.google.com/
Kid-friendly Building Materials
Read "A Book of Bridges"
Before reading, ask students to look for different types of bridges.
Read the book – If teaching remotely, having the Kindle edition is helpful in sharing the screen.
Query a couple of students about the different types of bridges they noticed.
Explore Google Earth
Ask a student to name a place.
Search for “bridge + place”
Discuss what you find.
Repeat, as age appropriate, asking for different kinds of places (near mountains, different countries, in cold climates, etc.)
Give Bridge Building Challenge
Give an age-appropriate building challenge:
– using building materials you have at home, build a (draw) bridge from one piece of furniture to another that will hold up a…
– Photograph & reflect on