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Lesson Plan

Forces in shapes and bridge structures

Test different shapes and different bridge styles for their ability to hold a weight. Discuss the forces involved.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Materials and Structures (grade 3)
Activities in this lesson plan: 

Do the activities in order.

Grades tested: 
Gr 2
Gr 3
Mari Matsuo
Site tested: 
Sexsmith Elementary
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Scientist in Residence Program, Vancouver.
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