Sample Video 81: Engineering 10: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge, Part 2
54:18
Grades: 6 to 12

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 62: Bridge Over Troubled or Untroubled Water Student Worksheet
This worksheet can be used in conjunction with a learning activity included in Teacher Tool 277: Bridge Over Troubled or Untroubled Water that accompanies the following Educate.Today videos:
Engineering-1, Engineering-9, Engineering-10, Engineering-13, Engineering-15, and Engineering-16.
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.
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”
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.
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.


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.
A related worksheet, Student Tool 62, is available within the document as well as separately on the Educate.Today web pages for the videos listed above.
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.
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.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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