Bridge Construction Lesson for Kids


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What type of engineer designs bridges?

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1. Why must a civil engineer consider the climate of an area before building a bridge?

2. What is it called when an outside force, like wind, increases the vibration of a bridge and causes it to sway violently?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz lets you find out how much you know about bridges and how they are constructed. Types of engineers and different bridge terms are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about:

  • When civil engineers use suspension bridges
  • Type of engineer that designs bridges
  • Why civil engineers have to consider the climate of an area before building a bridge
  • Term for when the outside force increases the vibration of a bridge and causes it to sway violently

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about what a train applying a force on a bridge as it moves across it is an example of
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on the construction of bridges
  • Explaining information - read about why engineers have to account for the weather when building bridges and explain it correctly

Additional Learning

Bridge Construction Lesson for Kids is a lesson you can use any time to review more about:

  • Deciding where to build bridges
  • Roles of a civil engineer
  • Determining the size of bridges