Exploring Civil Engineering

(Grades 2-4)

Student testing his straw bridge in civil engineering camp

Civil Engineers are responsible for the design of public works projects such as roads, bridges, and water treatment plants as well as facilities such as airports, seaports, and railways. They reshape the face of the earth and build giant structures. If you like BIG projects, Civil Engineering is for you!

Discover why triangles are the ideal shape for supporting loads and forming trusses, and learn about the many different types of bridges and dams and the advantages of each. Use your structural engineering knowledge to construct the tallest tower and the longest cantilever possible. Build a bridge strong enough to hold 50 pennies using only a sheet of paper, and design a structure that can withstand earthquakes and hurricane-force winds!

Concept Exposure

Practical Skills


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