A New Bridge in Town!

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Engineering
Availability
Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 10am
Groups of 12-16
Cost
$5 Per Student
Chaperones and teachers free

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 8th
Season
Year-Round
Duration
50 min
Hawthorne bridge

TriMet is building the first bridge over the Willamette River in 40 years. Learn how a cable-stayed bridge works and how engineers chose a bridge design that minimizes impacts to river habitat and river users. Lab time is supplemented with a walk outside to view nearby bridge construction from the river bank.

This program takes place in the Physics Lab in the Turbine Exhibit Hall, but might be influenced by weather conditions. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Engineering Design:
2.4D.3
Describe an engineering design that is used to solve a problem or address a need.
3.4D.2
Describe how recent inventions have significantly changed the way people live.
6.4D.3
Describe examples of how engineers have created inventions that address human needs and aspirations.
7.4D.3
Explain how new scientific knowledge can be used to develop new technologies and how new technologies can be used to generate new scientific knowledge.