Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels!

Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. The main features of the site include: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/


DOMES

Gumdrop Domes (3 variations):

http://www-tc.pbskids.org/zoom/printables/activities/pdfs/gumdropdome.pdf

http://www.techbridgegirls.org/assets/files/what/hands-on/GumDrop%20Dome.pdf

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2014/05/geodesic-gumdrop-dome-weekly-science-activity.php


SKYSCRAPERS

Lesson: Skyscrapers: Engineering Up!

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=collection/duk_/lessons/duk_tower_tech_less/duk_tower_tech_less.xml

Building a Skyscraper

http://www.skyscraper.org/EDUCATION/lesson_plans/L3_building-lowerelem.pdf

Higher and Higher: Amazing Skyscrapers

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/higher-and-higher-amazing-skyscrapers.cfm


DAMS

Build a Dam

http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/buildadam.html

Hands on Activity: Dam Forces

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/cub_/activities/cub_dams/cub_dams_lesson02_activity1.xml

Engineer a Dam

http://tryengineering.org/sites/default/files/lessons/engineeradam.pdf


TUNNELS

Hands on Activity: Tunnel Through!

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/cub_/activities/cub_rock/cub_rock_lesson04_activity1.xml

Tunnel Engineering Info

http://www.cowi.com/menu/service/BridgeTunnelandMarineStructures/Documents/021-1700-020e-10b_TunnelEngineering.pdf

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