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Bridge Structures Elementary STEM Unit (Grades 3-5)

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$685.00 (USD)
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Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.

Bridge Structures is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades 3-5 in which students work in teams of two to four to find out about different bridging structures. Students learn how to make strong structures, investigate properties of materials, and, for their challenge, build a beam bridge.

This unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

Note: If purchasing all Grades 3-5 Structures units, it is recommended that they be completed sequentially: Bridge Structures, Cantilever Structures, Suspension Structures, and then Arch Structures. The Structures Engineering Challenges Unit can be completed in a stand-alone manner.

See the Bridge Structures Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 3-5


What You'll Get

  • 500 sheets of white paper
  • 12 rolls of masking tape
  • 12 rulers
  • 2 digital scales
  • 12 scoring tools
  • 13 boxes of modeling clay
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 2 sheets of balsa wood
  • 2 strips of balsa wood
  • 2 packages of card grid
  • Resealable bags
  • Bridge Structures Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Structures Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Structures Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Forces
  • Variables
  • Unbalanced forces
  • Construction techniques
  • Environmental perspectives
  • Historical perspectives
  • Structural engineering
  • Design process
  • Materials strength
  • Angles
  • Area
  • Data collection