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The Physics of Bridges

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Objective

What does physics have to do with bridges? Use Newton’s Laws in designing a bridge by using free body diagrams and Hooke’s Law to choose an appropriate bridge design and material for the project. To use engineering skills to build and test a bridge.

Subjects

Physics

Grade Levels

9-12

Lesson Plan

The Physics of Bridges

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Student Sheets

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