ERIC Number: ED310947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges. A Physics Unit for 14/15 Year Old Students. Experimental Edition.
Utrecht State Univ., (Netherlands).
Bridges and similar constructions are highlighted in this book of guided lessons and activities for secondary school physics students. This program was developed by the Physics Curriculum Development Project under the auspices of the Physics Curriculum Innovation Committee. Contents include: (1) "Introduction" (presenting a rationale for the topic and explaining skills related to group work and questioning); (2) "Orientation" (reviewing the types of bridges and materials used in bridge construction); (3) "Theory" (providing information and experiments dealing with stress, strength and shape, weight and counterweight, and stability of bridges); and (4) "Investigations" (specifying guidelines for a group project on constructing or improving construction of a bridge. The publication provides a survey of the Physics Curriculum Development Project in The Netherlands. (ML)
Descriptors: Building Design, Construction (Process), Physics, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Structural Elements (Construction)
PLON, Physics Education Department, State University of Utrecht, P.O. Box 80.008, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utrecht State Univ., (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands