Paper Bridges: An Illustrated Teacher’s Manual
by Mario Salvadori
Make six different bridges out of paper!
Students of all ages are fascinated by bridges. This manual gives clear instructions for constructing seven different kinds – the beam, draw, lift, stayed (two types), suspension and swing – using only tape, scissors and paper copies of the templates included. Through these enjoyable hands-on activities, students are introduced to the physical concepts of tension, compression, bending and buckling, and the mathematical concepts of length, area, volume and scale.
Ideal for grades four and up.