Global Futures Design Lab Presents:

Building Better Bridges

Design thinking meets urban planning, engineering, nature and community.

The Building Better Bridges learning module that can be adapted for grades k-5. This project can be done as a stand-alone design challenge or as a module within the 3DuxDesign comprehensive 3DuxDesign Global Futures Design Lab.  GFDL is a student-centered project based learning program that inspires students to imagine, design and build solutions to real-world challenges. It is a highly immersive,  multi-media initiative connecting kids worldwide. With lessons, building materials and an online student showcase,  young innovators will transcend national boundaries to bond over a shared passion - building a brighter future.  



In the Building Bridges activity, students will engage in the design thinking process, teamwork and experimentation as they design and test possible solutions for some unintended consequences of urban expansion.  


Begin by watching this 2 minute video...

The Building Better Bridges Project is a learning module that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. This project can be done as a stand-alone design challenge or as a part of the 3DuxDesign comprehensive GFDL. 


Students will use the design thinking process and teamwork as they design a solution for some unintended consequences of urban expansion.  


Now it's time to watch the 2 minute video...


The Problem


Research and Designing Solutions


Bridge Engineering

We did a bit more research on bridge design an engineering. We discovered that there are many ways to build a bridge and the strength of the bridge depends on the way it it built. We decided to test out 3 designs

Get Materials for this project and more....

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gobox - classroom kit
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