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This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog biscuit.
In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo".
In this simple and fun activity, learners build a tower of cups to explore distribution of weight. Learners make predictions about their towers and test their designs.
In this activity, leaners explore building techniques by recreating the story of The Three Little Pigs.
In this engineering activity, learners test the stability of towers they build out of cups, discovering that structures with more mass in the base are more stable.
In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency.
In this activity, learners use things from the kitchen as building materials to explore how shapes contribute to the strength of different structures.
In this archaeology meets art activity, learners make a mosaic and consider the ways in which art communicates.
In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York.
In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a shoebox and furnish it with tiny furniture.