In this engineering design activity, students read about historic structures and then are given the task to build a structure that holds as much weight as possible. Students have limited materials, time, and structure size. This project will take 1 – 2 class periods.
This activity is number 3 of 5 in a mini engineering unit. It is aligned to
the NGSS Engineering Design Standards (3-5-ETS1 & MS-ETS1). You can use this resource as an individual activity or get the entire mini unit here:
Engineering Design Mini Unit
Clipart included in resource are from: Living Breathing and Loving Teaching
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