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Truss Bridge Building 
Truss-inspired bridge must be designed and constructed out of file folders and glue. The bridge must be able withstand a minimum of one textbook without breaking.
Rubric Code: P75552
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Subject: Math  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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100
  Level 1

1-5points

1 pts

Level 2

6-10points

2 pts

Level 3

11-15points

3 pts

Level 4

16-20points

4 pts

Use of Materials

Level 1

Not aesthetically pleasing (shapes, patterns, color, etc.)

Work is sloppy throughout.

Design is unattractive and/or plain.
Level 2

Limited aesthetics
(shapes, patterns, color, etc.)

Design and use of glue is messy at times.

Some visual appeal.
Level 3

Overall, an attractive bridge (shapes, patterns, color, etc.)

Tidy work most of the time.

Visually appealing.
Level 4

Extremely aesthetic in design (shapes, patterns, color, etc.)

All constuction is clean and attractive.

Visually appealing.
Structure

Level 1

Truss bridge does not consist of base, two sides and top (no real design).

INCOMPLETE...
Level 2

Truss bridge consists of, two sides and top, and is very unfinished.
Level 3

Truss bridge consists of base, two sides and top but is somewhat finished.
Level 4

Truss bridge consists of base, deck, two sides and top and is complete.
Structure

Level 1

Bridge design does not match the design of the blueprint. Was not a truss bridge.

Does not hold one textbook.
Level 2

Bridge design somewhat matches the design of the blueprint and meets limited guidelines of the truss bridge.

Holds one book only.
Level 3

Bridge blueprint mostly matches the design of the finished product and somewhat meets the guidelines of the truss bridge.

Holds two books.
Level 4

Bridge blueprint matches the design of the finished product and meets all of the guidelines of the truss bridge.

Holds more than two books.
Teamwork

Level 1

Participates in less than half the days' planned activities. Usually carries on conversations not pertaining to building bridges. Mostly poor attitude, little work; effort
Level 2

Participates in only half of the days' planned activities. Work effort is lacking at times; not always cooperative.
Level 3

Participates in most of the days' planned activities. Mostly positive, upbeat, cooperative, pleasant, and hard working--a good attitude most of the time.
Level 4

Participates in all days' planned activities. Positive, upbeat, cooperative, pleasant, and hard working.
Materials

Level 1

Ran out of materials -- did not plan structure according to supplied pieces.
Level 2

Ran out of materials didn't plan structure according to supplied pieces, but did get material in time with the correct lengths
Level 3

Had enough material but had to splice pieces together here and there. Poor planning.
Level 4

Planned design according to supplied material quantity and lengths.



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  • bridge, structures, forces, science


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