This hands-on building and structure science lab was designed to be aligned to the new Common Core science standards. In this activity, students research, plan, build, and revise their own skyscraper. The goal is to create the tallest skyscraper that can stand on its own. By looking at resources, creating a plan, looking at other students’ structures, and modifying their design, students will have to use their engineering skills in a real-life situation.
You will need a few materials to conduct this activity with your students:
• Various books or websites about skyscrapers