Engineering & Architecture: Building Bridges (12:30- 3:00pm)


This class is currently full. Please make a second choice for this week and use the wait list form to be added to the wait list. We will notify you if a spot becomes available. You will not be charged a switch fee if your child moves to their first choice class.

Course Code: 4PBRID Category:
Grade(s): 5-7
Week: 4
Class Dates: 07/20/2020 - 07/24/2020
Class Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: John Chamberlain
Status: Running/Openings
Tuition: $135


Build models of 3D bridges! We will use craft sticks, safe “Super Cool” (ultra low temp) glue and glue guns, and paper templates (no Exacto-type blades needed.) While exploring engineering designs and concepts, we will use templates to build several bridges, such as a covered bridge, a truss bridge, and an arch bridge. Bring out your inner engineer and exercise your eye for design!

Class is co-taught by John Chamberlain, an 8th grade English teacher at Clarke, and Lorraine Grosslight, an Engineering teacher at Clarke.

Supplies to be provide by parents:
— 1 box 500-1000 craft sticks (popsicle stick size, not jumbo size)
— Cool Tool” glue gun: Cool Tool (battery operated)
— batteries (4 AA batteries → will need a minimum of 12 batteries/large package or rechargeable batteries to recharge overnight)
— 1 pack of 15 low-temp glue sticks
— 20+ toothpicks
— 10 paper or plastic straws
— 12 pipe cleaners
— 2 meters of string
— scissors
— ability to print out emailed pdfs of bridge templates
— transparent or masking tape
— optional for decoration: paint and paintbrush
— recommended: tabletop workspace 3 feet x 3 feet
— recommended: cardboard, for example from an unfolded box, to protect workspace area