Island 2 Engine-Building Bridges
Mechanics and Structures
Students will learn about what it takes to build a strong structure. Students will build their own bridge models based on what they learn.
What is it?
The world around you is filled with a wide range of structures that have been engineered to withstand the forces that act on them. Students will be challenged is to use Engino Architecture Kit pieces to build a variety of structures to understand how different shapes work together to create strong buildings and bridges.
What Is A Bridge?
A bridge is a structure that spans a landform in order to provide passage over an obstacle.
They can cross a variety of landforms, such as valleys, streets, and bodies of water (rivers or lakes).
They can be built to accommodate many loads, including cars, pedestrians, trains, bikes, and animals.
There are many different types of bridges. The chosen design depends on several factors:
The length needed
Whether it crosses over water, a valley, a street, or some other obstacle
Types of Bridges
Bridge types generally fall into four categories: 1) Beam, 2) Truss, 3) Suspension, and 4) Arch.