In this unit students will be able to experience all the processes involved with the bridge construction and thereby simulating the processes used in the construction during the late nineteenth century. Also important were those approaches in managing and supervising human resources, planning, re-planning, scheduling, and delegating tasks.
At this point students will be able to use in a regular basis some architecture vocabulary; they will be able to integrate basic knowledge of architecture and some of the engineering principles with the regular 9th grade math curriculum as follows:
1. Integrate in a hands-on approach some elements and vocabulary used in their 9th math curriculum such as proportion, geometric figures, symmetry, use of areas, space, volume, patterns, angles, and scale.
2. Students will be able to visualize and sketch the way the actual model bridge is going to look.