Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM / STEAM activity for preschoolers and elementary aged students
Le pont de l'île Rousski est un pont à haubans qui relie la ville de Vladivostok à l'île Rousski. Wikipédia Hauteur : 321 m Début de la construction : 2008 Longueur totale : 3 100 m Longueur de travée maximale : 1 104 m Hauteur libre : 70 m Date d'ouverture : juillet 2012
Are you a classroom teacher looking for a way to integrate STEM activities into your current curriculum? If so, this product might be just what you are looking for. Students will make bridges using different materials: pennies, building blocks, index cards, and tinfoil. They would make great centers! Also included is a 16-page mini-book that your students can use to record what they have done during these activities and a 4-page poster set that shows what STEM stands for.
This is sort of what I was talking about in my post on STEM in my classroom with the reproduction of the pyramids, aqueducts, etc. How these feats were acheived using engineering / technology of the past.
An Indian legend says: "When a human dies, there is a bridge they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based on what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge... and which are turned away.":
A student of mine asked, "What is a folktale?" I used this website to help support my answer : www.wisegeek.com A folktale is a type of traditional story that tries to explain or understand the world. Such stories were orally passed down through the generations and feature morals or lessons. The stories usually take place long ago in a faraway place and are woven around talking animals, royalty, peasants, or mythical creatures.