EYE LEGO Engineering Design Challenges: Bridge Building

Challenge: A LEGO person who lives in the United States wants to visit his LEGO friend in England. To get across the ocean that separates the U.S. and England, the LEGO person can only drive. Challenge students to build a bridge that is strong and sturdy so no LEGO people fall into the ocean.

Engineering Goals:

  • Discuss how to make supports for the bridges using trusses and arcs.

Leader Instructions/Tips:

  • Create a "ocean" with two "land masses" on either side to use as the testing station. We used a sink, but two chairs across from each other would also work. This way students can come up and measure how big their bridge will need to be.