BUILDING BRIDGES FOR WEIGHTED GRADES

January 20, 2017

As part of their midterm examination, Academy men taking Physics this semester were called to team-up and build a model bridge.

The catch? The model bridge needed to sustain at least 25 pounds of weight.

Using specifications and materials provided in class, the young engineers had to put their subject knowledge to use and make sure structural integrity, compression, and proper dimensions were all correct.

As part of the in-class competition, Mr. Bare, Mr. Duh, and Mr. Hanley made sure to push each bridge to its limits and see who’s bridge was most structurally sound. Extra credit may very well be part of the team that build’s the strongest bridge. The current weight to beat at the time of this article was 60 pounds.

Students will be graded for structural integrity, adhering to project specifications, and fulfilling the 25-lb. weight requirement. This grade will combine with an in-class exam for their final midterm grade.

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Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at www.CBALincroftNJ.org.