« Back

Structural Engineering: Building Better Bridges

 

Region: Berkshire, Boston, Central MA, MetroWest, Northeast, Pioneer Valley
Level: Grade 6 - 8
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: Find out just how strong a piece of paper can be, bridge distances you'd never think possible, and see the simple geometry at the root of the longest bridges in the world in this active workshop on structural engineering. Students learn how structures stand up and work in teams to design and build bridges using recycled materials. Examples from architecture and engineering developed at MIT deepen students' appreciation of the structures all around us.


This workshop is offered year-round at the MIT Museum, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Topics: Engineering

Aligned to content standards (if any):

Additional information (if any): Make a reservation request for this workshop: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/visit/group-reservations

Each structural engineering workshop is 2 hours long. Workshops are offered year-round at the MIT Museum, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Fee Information: $325/25 students; 1 chaperone/8 students required (admitted free)
Limited scholarships available for Title 1 groups and others that can provide documentation of need.
Save $25 when you book at least 2 weeks in advance.

To make a reservation request for this workshop: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/visit/group-reservations