Two new NGSS-aligned Lesson Plans help teachers lead engineering and investigating activities in the classroom. Designed for use in the second grade, these Lesson Plans provide educators with background material, grade-appropriate discussion questions (and answers), and classroom materials, including a worksheet.
The two Paper Bridge Lesson Plans work together as a series or can be used individually:
- Paper Bridge Design Challenge: build bridges out of paper and experiment to find out how shape affects how much weight the bridges can hold.
- Paper Bridge Materials Challenge: investigate the relationship between building materials and strength by building bridges with different types of paper and aluminum foil.