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Canine House of CardsAdd to list Details
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".
Stack 'Em UpAdd to list Details
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.
Three Little PigsAdd to list Details
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.
Build a Super Structure
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.
Make a Model of a Home Made From Shipping Containers
In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York.
Shaking It!Add to list Details
In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a shoebox and furnish it with tiny furniture.
Waterproof that Roof!
In this activity, learners explore how engineers have improved roofing designs and materials in order to protect the contents of buildings.