It’s been an exciting week in 3B as we started the culminating project of our building unit: building bridges! We’ve learned about different types of bridges and explored the design and construction of the Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton. The students are working on a challenge from the City of Edmonton to build a model bridge for a self-driving vehicle, using only glue and 150 popsicle sticks. So far they’ve constructed the beams and deck of their bridges, and next week we’ll be doing some railing and truss work. We have our very own model self-driving vehicle that the bridge will need to support, and a model of the river bank of the North Saskatchewan River. There will definitely be some great contenders for the Edmonton Self-Driving Vehicle Bridge!
Mrs. Barker is a grade three teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.