Structures Theme:
Bridges, Buildings, Dams, Domes, Skyscrapers, Towers, and Tunnels

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Build a structure using blocks, legos, straws, toothpicks, etc.

Building Big: PBS  Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. It includes hands-on activities.

Table of Contents @ NISEE Bridges, Towers, Buildings, and Miscellaneous.

Understanding: Cities - Program Overview (6-8, 9-12 - urban studies) @
Including overview, vocabulary, questions, links, activities, and standards.


Songs & Rhymes
Enchanted Learning - London Bridges is Falling Down and Printout to Color

London Bridge
The London Bridge was built in 1831.  
To see the bridge now in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, go to the below sites.
Lake Havasu City, AZ (DesertUSA)
RoadTrip America - London Bridge

Music: London Bridges #1, #2

Bridge of Avignon

Avignon and Provence - History - Middle Ages
Bridge of Avignon
Musical Passports: Buiding Musical Bridges (Lesson Plan)
The sheet music is located at: Avignon.
Sur Le Pont D’Avignon @ KIDiddles In English and French.
Bridge of Avignon (Sur Le Pont D'Avignon) - Lyrics & Midi

Bridge Activities
Build a bridge using blocks, legos, straws, etc.

Build a suspension bridge using two chair, ropes, heavy string, duct tape, cardboard.  Test with books.  Read how to do it at: ZOOM.sci. Suspension Bridge.

Covered Bridges
A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas
Covered Bridge Capital of the World Parke County Indiana
Covered Bridges: Columbia County Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer: Kentucky Covered Bridges
Oregon's Covered Bridges
Vermont Covered Bridges

Suspension Bridges
Strait of Messina Bridge - Major suspension bridges in the world
Steel Suspension Bridges @ NISEE
Suspension Bridges @ Design Technology

Bridge Links
Arthur's B&W Bridges and Dams Clip Art
Bridges @ NISEE Steel Bridges, Concrete Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Various Bridges
Bridges @ Richmangalleries Photos of arch, covered, truss, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, movable bridges, and cable-stayed bridges.
Bridges Of The Nineteenth Century
Cable Suppported Structures: Cable Stayed Bridges, Suspension Bridges and Other Links
Historic Bridges, Oregon Department of Transportation
Howstuffworks: How Bridges Work
Quake County: The Earth Moves @ NewBabyBridge
Natural Bridges National Monument (National Park Service) Made out of stone.
NewBabyBridge- The New East Span
NOVA Online | Super Bridge Including printable activities, online activities, and more.
Transportation Alternatives | Fiboro Bridges
Understanding Bridges - Program Overview (6-8, 9-12 - physical science) @ Including overview, vocabulary, questions, links, activities, and standards.
ZOOM Kids: Bridge Search Results

Online Bridge Activities
Bridge to Classroom: Engineering for Earthquakes Build your own bridge and see if it will survive an earthquake.
Bridge to Classroom: Two Miles and 2,000 Hands @ NewBabyBridge
Build a Bridge @ NOVA Online or Shockwave Non-shockwave version

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