New Jersey

Roebling Museum

Explore the life and work of John A. Roebling, the engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge. Uncover the science of manufacturing steel, its role in the construction of iconic structures, and how wire rope changed the world. Learn about the Golden Gate and other bridges, and the concepts used to build them. Students can test wires for tensile strength and load, and might be challenged to build their own bridges using various materials, or participate in other activities. See photographs, artifacts from the steel mill and factory, and learn about the workers who lived in the model company town of Roebling.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554. Burlington County. Tel: 609-499-7200. Email: varissa.mcmickensblair@roeblingmuseum.org. Website: www.roeblingmuseum.org. Hrs: Vary by season, & By appt.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 2nd-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

STEM Lesson Plan

The light bulb, the assembly line, and the personal computer are all inventions by American innovators that have greatly impacted the world. For America to continue to lead the world in innovation, students must be fluent in the foundation of these inventions. Students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and how they are related to specific topics. ... Continue