Bridge Design (and Destruction!) Part 1

When was the last time you had to do this, or this, to get across a stream, river, fjord or lava pit? Probably never, because we have these things called bridges. Bridges are awesome. But what are all these different types of bridges that you see around? Why don’t they all look the same? Let’s find out. Engineering. The most basic type of bridge is a beam bridge. It has the most simple design, with a beam, also called the

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Science, Engineering and Design! Video 2: Engineering Design Process

[MUSIC PLAYING] In this video, we’re going to go over an example design process. The steps that we’re going cover include observing the world around you, brainstorming solutions, comparing ideas, making prototypes to test ideas, and repeating steps all to solve a problem. Welcome to the Product Design Lab. Now, here, MIT students will practice product design. In product design, you start off with a problem, and then you design a product or a service that ends up solving that

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A Child-First Approach to Classroom Design

>>Dana: The use of space is a staple of Montessori philosophy. If you would walk in to a Montessori school in London or in Bangkok or any city around the world, it’s going to look very similar.>>Bella: Welcome to our classroom. We have our materials set up nice and neat and I wanted to give you a tour.>>Dana: Part of our philosophy is that we design the environment to draw out the child’s natural curiosity.>>Bella: My favorite part is doing

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Art as Text: Bridging Literacy and the Arts

>>Courtney: A text can sometimes be very intimidating, especially for a struggling reader, an English language learner. Art is a universal language. Every child can read a piece of art. They’re able to give an opinion, they’re able to find evidence in that work because they can read the visual. It’s a place where every child can be successful.>>Student: Now, it’s making sense.>>Courtney: At Concourse Village Elementary School, we are a literacy-based school. We believe that every educator is teaching

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