Student Work Sampler
Getting familiar with patterns of student responses
is part of expertise in teaching a particular activity.
MOVIE 1 can give you insight into the types of solutions
you students may come up with when doing this task.
Please note that many of these clips show students'
design solutions to an earlier version of this challenge,
where two lead weights were used instead of plastic
water bottles, and the students could choose where to
punch holes in the paper from which hang the bottles,
rather than suspending them the holes in pre-punched
paper. The newer version is a more constrained design
task than before.
As you watch the different student tests, try predicting
which bridges will fail, and where
they will fail. Video clips included in first minutes
of MOVIE 1 were shot by the Harvard-Smithsonian/Annenberg
media group, and used with permission.