Lesson 3: Building bridges

Children use saws and wood to build their bridges, applying their knowledge from the previous two lessons

Learning Objectives

  • Measuring and marking the wood accurately

  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment for particular tasks

  • Using saws safely to create parts for the bridge

  • Using card corners to reinforce the structure

Teacher Video: Making a wooden bridge

Pupil Video: Building a bridge

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Beam Bridge Sheet
Truss Bridge PowerPoint
Truss Bridge Diagrams
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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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