K-12 Videos

The following videos and activities were created for K-12 teachers to use in their classrooms. The appropriate student ages are provided with the videos.

Intro to Structural Engineering and Paper Bridge (K-7)

This video gives a brief introduction to structural engineering, load path, and types of forces. The activity that is introduced shows students how a piece of paper can be modified to hold a significant amount of weight.

Paper Bridge Handout

Teachers can reach out to David Garber (dgarber@fiu.edu) with any follow up questions on this video and activity.