Strength & Stability

Resources

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.
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Noticing Form and Function in Our Lives

Construction worker with house plan

Careers with Form and Function

Students explore careers that involve the concepts of form and function.
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Careers with 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.
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Innovating with Form and Function

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.
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The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

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.
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Strong Shapes: Cylinders

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

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.
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It's All in the Shape

Bee exiting a bee house

Design & Build a Bee House

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple bee house to provide a nest for solitary bees in a garden environment.
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Design & Build a Bee House