Let’s Build Bridges! (EN – CUR – 758)

Our project aims to research and study the basic types of bridge structures, familiarize ourselves with the main bridge constructions, determine the significance of bridges in human life, and identify the main characteristics and details necessary for their construction. We also plan to determine the distribution of compressive and tensile forces in the main types of bridges. As part of the project, we will be building our own bridge using simple materials and experimentally determining the maximum load that our constructed bridge can withstand. Our project will help deepen the understanding of bridge construction and their role in human life.


The ultimate goal of the project is to create functional bridges that meet all the necessary criteria that the students have learned during the project. Students will work in teams and apply their knowledge of mathematics, physics, geography, and computer science to design and build bridges that will be evaluated and tested for strength and stability.

In addition, the ultimate goal of the project is to develop students’ creative and analytical skills, as well as teamwork and communication skills. Students will learn to collaborate and solve problems together, using their individual knowledge and skills.

When the bridges are built, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their achievements, share what they have learned and how they have succeeded, and present their projects to their classmates and parents. Students will also be involved in art, learning about design elements and aesthetics necessary for creating effective and attractive bridges. They will have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities by solving complex bridge design tasks that require the interaction of different disciplines, including mathematics, physics, computer science, geography, and art.

The knowledge and skills gained from bridge design will form the basis for students’ future professional development in the fields of engineering, architecture, and construction. In addition, this project will improve students’ overall competence in important areas that can be applied in various aspects of life, including scientific research, technical, and artistic fields.

During the project, students will also have the opportunity to explore European cultural heritage associated with bridges. They will be able to learn about the history and architecture of these bridges, which will help them increase their cultural level and broaden their horizons. Additionally, students will be able to create artistic reproductions of bridges, which are an important artistic component of the project, and develop their creative and artistic skills.

Author: Natalia Grushko

Age of students: 13-14

Subject and topic: Maths, ICT, Art, STEAM

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This learning scenario has been developed during the “ Digital Education with Cultural heritage 2023″ online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The course can be accessed here.

Public Domain Mark 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Girona City Council.

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