In-Class Field Trips for Grade Three Students

What people have said about our Bridges: “This is awesome!”

awesome-bridges-1A brief introduction to this program will include a discussion of the uses, function and history of bridges through the years. Students will learn why certain shapes are used for building bridges and identify how these shapes can affect the strength and/or weakness of the structure.

The 4 bridge models are a stone arch, metal truss, concrete girder and cable suspension bridge.

Students will also draw, identify and label the main components of each bridge in order to have a record of their accomplishment.

Using teamwork and sharing the role of “foreman”, each group will construct 4 different styles of bridge. Each bridge offers the opportunity to work with different building materials and fasteners.

Learner Expectations we aim to cover in this field trip:
Topic B: Building with a Variety of Materials

  1. GLE 3-6
  2. GLE 3-7
  3. SLE 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Field Trip Information:

Availability update:
While many dates before the Winter break are available to book your Awesome Bridges sessions (and to save an extra 10%!), the early months of 2018 have filled up quickly for this popular field trip.

Here is a list of available dates (as of October 16):

October 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 1, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 20, 27, 28, 30
December 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
January 8, 9
February 9
March – fully booked
April – fully booked
May – 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 31
June – all dates except 18, 19

Cost (does not include GST): $254.50 per field trip.

Number of Adult Helpers Required: 4
The field trip can’t run without these helpers.

Field Trip Length: 2 hours (we will be working through recess)
Facilitator will arrive approximately 3/4 hour before start time for set up.

Room Requirements

  • Must be held in a large, ground floor room with open floor space (the gym is preferred).
  • If more than one session is booked in a day, there is no option for moving the Bridges between sessions. We MUST remain set up for the whole day, including the lunch hour.
  • Two tables are required upon which to place materials.

Other Expectations

  • Please have helpers arrive 20 minutes before start time for briefing.

All bookings of the Awesome Bridges program must be in a ground floor room. If your school has indoor or outdoor stairs and no elevator or ramp, we are unable to deliver the program at your school — no exceptions.