In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe trees and street signs outside. Then, learners are challenged to make a tall object like a wrapping paper roll or yardstick stand upright by adding found and recycled objects (clay, pebbles, plastic containers, etc.). This activity is part of the Curious George "Under Construction" lesson plan and related to the show Curious George on PBS, specifically the episode "Curious George's Home for Pigeons". The lesson plan includes several activities that explore building engineering. Activities are connected to fiction and non-fiction books and include family extension projects.