Pop's Bridge

Plot:
Two boys watch their fathers build the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s and share in their fathers’ pride and sense of accomplishment, but also become aware of the great dangers they face while working on the bridge.

Problems identified by students:

  • People fall off the bridge during its construction

Solutions designed by students:

  • Backpack that becomes a bungee cord
  • Parachute with parts that span the bridge

Grade:
3rd