Civil Engineering: Lesson for Kids


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What is the main purpose of civil engineering?

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1. Civil engineering requires a strong background in _____.

2. When working on a project, civil engineers must consider all of the following, EXCEPT

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Without civil engineers, our world would look very different! You will be tested on the main purpose of civil engineering, what civil engineers think about when they work on a project and examples of civil engineering creations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Give the main purpose of civil engineering
  • Point out some forces that civil engineers have to think about when they are designing structures
  • Tell which school subjects civil engineers need to understand

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about things that civil engineers need to consider when they are working on a project
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer a question about what types of structures a civil engineer would design
  • Explaining information - make sure that you can read information about the main purpose of civil engineering and explain it correctly

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