Fifth-grade students receive a lesson in Architect bridge design

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) -Some local Elementary School students receive a special opportunity when it comes to the World of Architect design.

Thanks to Davis Architects, 5th-grade students at Shades Cahaba Elementary School created and tested their special designs out today.

The students made their bridge designs during their academic bride building unit of study.

Davis Architects partnered with each class to help the students in designing, drawing blueprints, and building the bridges this semester.   Davis Architects also provided all of the materials that the students used to create their masterpieces.

Today Students test the weight of the bridges. And their bridge designs will be judged.
The three areas in which the bridges will be judged are Most Creative, Most Efficient (cost of Bridge divided weight it requires to break it), and Strongest (holds the most weight before it breaks).

Davis Architect will be giving a donation to the Most Creative and Strongest teams’ charities. 

School Officials say the architects have come at least two class periods per week while working on this unit of study.  

Students along with Davis Architects work together, researched structures, designed a bridge, and will test the amount of weight their structures will hold. 

In the past, some of the winning bridges made of glue and toothpicks have been able to hold up to 20 pounds.

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