Bring out your inner engineer and exercise your eye for design! In the morning explore engineering designs and concepts and use templates to build several bridges, such as a covered bridge, truss bridge, and arch bridge
Using craft sticks, safe “Super Cool” (ultra-low temp) glue and glue guns. In the afternoon we will examine the architecture and proportions of the elegant Eiffel Tower and the fabled Tower of London and, again using our engineering designs and concepts, we will to build soaring replicas and towers out of popsicle/craft sticks, and the same “Super Cool” (ultra-low temp) glue and glue guns. Learn the importance of careful planning, supportive trusses and teamwork in this VERY “hands-on” class.
John Chamberlain is an eighth grade English teacher at the Clarke Middle School.