Lesson 4 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, continued — SUPPLEMENT (October 22)

Objectives: (1) To gain a working knowledge of a more specialized type of modern bridge designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

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Warm Up Exercise, October 18-22, 2018 (with supplement)

Scholars and historians debate whether modern engineers and contractors could build an exact duplicate of the Great Pyramid of Giza (1) Give three reasons why such a project would be difficult or impossible today. ( 2) Give at least three reasons of materials and/or technology why ancient people couldn’t build a modern “Wonder” like the Empire State Building.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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Lesson 4 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, continued (October 18-22)

Objectives:  (1) To gain a working knowledge of a more specialized type of modern bridge designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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Lesson 3 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges (SUPPLEMENT, October 17)

Objectives(1) To gain a working knowledge of some of the primary types of modern bridges designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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Lesson 3 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges (October 16-17)

Objectives(1) To gain a working knowledge of some of the primary types of modern bridges designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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Warm Up Exercise, October 16-17, 2018 (with supplement)

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) created a list of Seven Wonders of the Modern World:

  1. Channel Tunnel
  2. CN Tower
  3. Empire State Building
  4. Golden Gate Bridge
  5. Itaipu Dam
  6. Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
  7. Panama Canal

Pick any three items from the list.  Explain in a sentence or two why each should or should not be on the list.

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LESSON 2: Introduction to Civil Engineering, Part 2 (October 12-15, 2018)

LESSON 2:   Introduction to Civil Engineering, Part 2

Context: This is part of a series of lessons introducing High School students to the field of civil engineering.

Objective: The objective of this lesson is for students to learn more about being a civil engineer.  What are the educational requirements.  What do civil engineers do?

Method: This assignment involves research and reporting. Follow this article and provide the information where requested. This is an INDIVIDUAL (not group) assignment. Please hand write your responses (not typed or printed) in sentence and paragraph (not outline) form. This assignment is due at the end of class. It can be accomplished within one class period, but you will need to work quickly.

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LESSON 1: Introduction to Civil Engineering, Part 1 (October 10-11, 2018)

LESSON 1:  Introduction to Civil Engineering, Part 1

Context:  This is the first lesson in a series of lessons introducing High School students to the field of civil engineering
Objective:  The objective of this lesson is for students to learn the basic meaning of civil engineering.  What sub-areas does it include?  What do Civil Engineers do?

Method: This assignment involves research and reporting. Follow this article and provide the information where requested. This is an INDIVIDUAL (not group) assignment. Please hand write your responses (not typed or printed) in sentence and paragraph (not outline) form.   This assignment is due at the end of class. It can be accomplished within one class period, but you will need to work quickly.

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