Cherokee Middle School seventh-graders took a more hands-on approach to learning.
“They are building bridges to the community in more than one way,” said Carrie Guy, seventh-grade teacher.
Students finished a 10-day class project where they worked in teams to design, plan and build scale-model bridges.
The mock architectural companies had to design and construct sturdy, weight-bearing bridges while keeping up with construction costs.
Materials used were toothpicks for lumber, white glue as welding materials and cardboard.