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KEEP YOUR CLASSROOM FUN AND ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH STEM HURRICANE CHALLENGE!
This activity is perfect to use to teach students about hurricanes and hurricane safety by designing a building that will withstand a hurricane simulation. Aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
-Teacher and Student Instructions
-Student Planning Pages
-Student Reflection Pages
-Hurricane Reading Passage and Questions
-Student Writing Extension Activity
What Teachers are saying about this resource!
"We just survived Hurricane Irma and I am using this to give the kids a chance to talk about their experience in a fun way. Thanks for the resource!"
"I used it for my formal observation and my principal loved it. Thank you very much!!!"
"Our STEM Club loved this! It was a welcomed challenge for 1st and 2nd graders, but would be appropriate for the intermediate grades. I loved the design of the packets. Information was clear and concise."
"Category 5 out of a Category 5!!!!! "
"We were in the path of Florence and dismissing early. Purchasing this pack gave me all the tools I needed to prepare a fun and engaging STEM activity for my firsties, which preoccupied them so they weren't scared! Thank you!"
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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a
situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can
be solved through the development of a new or improved object or
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
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