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Strength & Stability

Side table with mug and vase

Noticing Form and Function in Our Lives

Students will explore how the form and function of common objects and structures are related.

Construction worker with house plan

Careers with Form and Function

Students explore careers that involve the concepts of form and function.

Recycled bottle bird feeder

Innovating with Form and Function

Students use their understanding of form and function to design an innovative object or device.

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.

A column supporting the roof the Parthenon in Greece

Strong Shapes: Cylinders

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing and predicting skills as they explore the strength of cylinders made with different materials.

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

Are you willing to give up a sweet treat for the sake of science? Can you engineer a strong and stable structure out of something soft and fluffy?

Student making structure with pasta and marshmallows

It's All in the Shape

Students develop and apply observing, comparing & contrasting and drawing conclusions skills as they learn about the strength of various shapes in structures.