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Suspension Structures Elementary STEM Unit (Grades 3-5)

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$1,695.00 (USD)
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The 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.

Suspension Structures is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit in which students work in teams of two to four to learn about suspension bridges. Students learn about tensile strength, investigate fibers and threads, and, for their challenge, build a suspension bridge.

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 Suspension 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

  • 12 bottles (2 oz)
  • 12 glue dispenser caps
  • 6 packages of screw eyes
  • 12 rolls of masking tape
  • 12 rulers
  • 12 quick-release clamps (4")
  • 3 digital scales
  • Gallon of wood glue
  • 3 vises
  • 12 packages of modeling clay
  • 2 wood square sections
  • 12 Bridges Flash Card Set
  • Box (36")
  • Package of card corner triangles
  • 12 jointer jigs
  • 12 rolls of string
  • 3 packages of chipboard
  • 2 packages of oval glue slugs
  • 3 cool-melt glue guns
  • 3 Mini Easy Cutters
  • Resealable bags
  • Suspension 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
  • Observation and data
  • Compression
  • Problem-solving
  • Construction techniques
  • Materials and processes
  • Design process
  • Designing to specifications
  • Materials strength
  • Angles
  • Measurements
  • Cylinders