Architecture is all over. Buildings such as a house, an office, a school, a museum, bridges and even sculptures are classified as architecture. Some architecture is very simple, perhaps a square building. They can also be complex and elegant such as a church, the White House, or even the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
4.1.8 – Recognize and explain that any invention may lead to other inventions.
4.1.6 and 4.1.8 go hand in hand. To invent something you must make many attempts to perfect your design. However, your design may lead someone else to invent something more efficient or to accompany your design.
On the back of your blank sheet you used to draw your design:
Design your own graph to chart you number of trials and the number of glass gems each trial held.
Also, write a conclusion as to why one trial may have been more successful than another. Do you think your design failed, or did you have a good design but just had too much weight or pressure on your bridge?
DON’T FORGET TO COUNT YOUR GLASS GEMS AFTER EACH TRAIL!!!!!
If you do not make it to do more than one trial at least have the students write what they would do to improve their bridge the second time.
You might not make it to the graphing, this is ok as long as you have some writing about improvements and at least one trial.
Is it failure if the students bride breaks the first time? What does the student think? If they don’t think their bridge failed, have them explain why. *This might be part of your sample writing, too.*