Activity Descriptor: A simple bridge-building activity which highlights the different styles of bridges and focuses on the role of civil engineers. The bridges need to carry a weight and a small toy car.
To discover more about bridges and bridge building
To raise awareness of the profession of civil engineering and how this job role fits into the wider spectrum of construction and the built environment
To emphasise small group and teamwork, time management and working with limited resources
Audience (Recommended Age):
The extension ideas will make this activity more challenging and suitable for older audiences
Group Size: Ideally, participants should work in small groups or teams of 2–4 people, but overall group size is unrestricted.
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