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Grades 3-5 Finding Out About Structures Pack

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The Finding Out About Structures student book provides a foundation in the properties of materials and the basics of bridge design. Topics include experimenting with sheet materials, calculating load distribution, and building bridges. Students explore arch structures and build a skywalk.

The Finding Out About Structures teacher book features a comprehensive exploration of building structures, cantilever and arch structures, and suspension bridges. It includes everything you need to introduce students to the design process and teach them how to build various structures including a suspension bridge.


Type: Activity Guides and Curriculum/Teacher's Guides Grades: 3-5
SKU: W40638


What You'll Get


Learning Values

  • Forces
  • Simple machines
  • Variables
  • Construction techniques
  • Historical perspectives
  • Environmental perspectives
  • Problem-solving
  • Design process
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Structural engineering
  • Estimating
  • Data collection
  • Area
  • Angles


  • Author: Peter Sellwood
  • Binding/Pages: Paperback; stapled, 46 pages (student); spiral-bound, 105 pages (teacher)
  • Copyright: 2014
  • Edition: US
  • Publisher: Schools Planet Ltd
  • Level: Grades 3-5
  • Series: Hands-on STEM Learning Series
  • Number of Lessons: 4