Stem Bridge Build Vocabulary
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  • Question 1
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    Beam Bridge

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    A bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of a truss

    A bridge consisting of beams supported by columns (piers, towers).

    A bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.

    A long, rigid, horizontal support member of a structure

  • Question 2
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    Engineer

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    A person who studies human history

    A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.

    An expert in or student of geology.

    A person who applies her/his understanding of science and mathematics to creating things for the benefit of humanity and our world.

  • Question 3
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    Truss

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    A structural frame based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members.

    A long, rigid, horizontal support member of a structure.

    The length of a bridge between two piers.

    A long, rigid, vertical (upright) support member of a structure.

  • Question 4
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    Abutment

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    The "top" of the bridge on which we drive or walk.

    A mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at each end of a bridge.

    The length of a bridge between two piers.

    A structural frame based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members.

  • Question 5
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    Design

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    An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim.

    Bring (something) into existence.

    To make drawings, sketches or plans for work.

    An intention or decision about what one is going to do.

  • Question 6
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    Span

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    The length of a bridge between two piers.

    A pulling or stretching force that tends to lengthen objects.

    A pushing force that tends to shorten objects.

    Sometimes on a smaller scale.

  • Question 7
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    Column

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    A long, rigid, horizontal support member of a structure.

    A structural frame based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members.

    A long, rigid, vertical (upright) support member of a structure.

    The length of a bridge between two piers.

  • Question 8
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    Deck

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    The "top" of the bridge on which we drive or walk.

    Knock (someone) to the ground with a punch.

    A structure of planks or plates, approximately horizontal, extending across a ship or boat

    A long, rigid, vertical (upright) support member of a structure.

  • Question 9
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    Tension

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    A pushing force that tends to shorten objects.

    Mental or emotional strain.

    A pulling or stretching force that tends to lengthen objects.

    The length of a bridge between two piers.

  • Question 10
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    Beam

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    A thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal.

    A continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land.

    A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape.

    A long, rigid, horizontal support member of a structure.

  • Question 11
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    Model

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    A first, typical or preliminary model of something,

    A representation of something, sometimes on a smaller scale.

    A new method, idea, product, etc.

    Creative ability.

  • Question 12
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    Compression

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    A pushing force that tends to shorten objects.

    A pulling or stretching force that tends to lengthen objects.

    A twisting force that tends to cause rotation.

    Slowing or stopping something, typically by applying pressure

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