Bridge Project Research Sheet questions

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Bridge Project Research Sheet
This is the research sheet for the Bridge Project. All members of your group are required to
complete their own research sheet and research paper.
Here are some questions to guide your thinking. You can ALWAYS add more information than
what is listed. Include websites as a reference.
Bridges around the
World
What is a bridge?
Describe a famous bridge
builder and name the
bridge he is known for.
Describe a famous bridge
in our area?
Describe the evolution of
bridges and how they
became more efficient
over time.
List some different types
of bridges around the
world. Include some
artistic bridges.
Describe one of these
bridges in detail
How long does it take to
build a typical bridge?
How long does a typical
bridge last?
What is the highest
bridge in the world?
What is the longest
bridge in the world?
What is the oldest bridge
in the world? How old is
it?
Describe a bridge
catastrophe due to
engineering error
Additional fact:
Additional fact:
Physics and Bridges:
relate the following
questions to bridge
design
Why is the study of
forces important in bridge
building? How do we
apply forces to bridges?
What is a truss? How
does it help a bridge
handle forces?
What is compression?
What is bridge strength?
What is bridge failure?
What is torque?
What is the difference
between buckling and
snapping?
What is dissipation?
What other properties
related to physics are
displayed in bridges
(some we may have
discussed, others we may
not have)
Additional fact:
Types of Bridges
What are some current
projects/research being
developed about bridges
now?
What different types of
materials are used to
build bridges?
Why are these materials
used?
How much material does
it take to build a bridge?
What are some different
types of bridges?
Describe each type and
explain its limitations
and benefits.
Type 1:
Type 2:
Type 3:
Type 4:
God and bridges:
What are some spiritual
applications of bridges in
our personal walk with
God?
What does it mean for
you to build a bridge to
someone? What would
this look like in real life?
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Limitations:
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Limitations:
In what way has God
built a bridge to us?
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