Hail Storm House

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In this activity, learners construct hail-proof houses using recycled materials to discuss storm readiness and safety. Activity includes material suggestions, step-by-step instructions, STEM connections and more.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Building materials such as: empty cereal boxes, paper plates, aluminum cans, plastic cups, aluminum foil
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • 75-100 marbles
  • container large enough for all the marbles


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering


Access Rights:

  • Free access