Sample Video 81: Engineering 10: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge, Part 2

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What it is like to design and build a structure to span the most traveled river in America? Why was a cable-stayed design chosen? How do the towers, cables, and deck structure work together to handle the seismic and physical forces at work on the bridge? How is the bridge deck and road surface put in place? How is the bridge connected to the roads used for access and egress? Learn the answers to these questions and more afrom engineers, designers and constructors who built this new bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 85: Building a Bridge

Use this teacher tool with the following videos:

Engineering 1: “What factors determine what kind of bridge goes in a particular location?”
Engineering 15: “Design Considerations”
Engineering 16: “Why a Cable Stayed Bridge”
Engineering 17: “Factoring for Traffic”
Engineering 18: “Pedestrian or Bicycle Traffic”

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Teacher Tool 86: Bridge Vocabulary

Use with Teacher Tool 85: 'Building a Bridge' and the following Educate.Today videos: Engineering-1, Engineering-15, Engineering-16, Engineering-17, Engineering-18.

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Teacher Tool 87: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge Part 2 Study Guide

Study guide to accompany Educate.Today video: Engineering 10: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge, Part 2. Contents including a program description, a time-coded program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.


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Teacher Tool 277: STEAM Activity--Bridge Over Troubled or Untroubled Water

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining arts, architecture and engineering as students sketch and then build their own model of a bridge designed to span water near their home. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Engineering-1, Engineering-9, Engineering-10, Engineering-13, Engineering-15, Engineering-16.

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Teacher Tool 306: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through drama. This teacher tool could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) you our your students choose.

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Teacher Tool 307: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through a Graphic Novel

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an arts integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through the creation of a graphic novel. This activity could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) of your or your students' choice.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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