Hurricane STEM Challenge Weather Activity + Digital Distance Learning Version

Grade Levels
1st - 5th, Homeschool
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NOW INCLUDES TpT Digital Tool Version for Google Classroom!

Your students will love this Hurricane STEM Activity!

This activity is perfect to use to teach students about hurricanes and hurricane safety by engineering a building that will withstand a hurricane simulation.

Aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The STEM Process:

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
  • TpT Digital STEM Journal and Writing Activity for Google Classroom

Material List:

  • aluminum pans
  • popsicle sticks
  • construction paper
  • tape
  • Play-Doh
  • water
  • fan

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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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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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. Examples of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity. Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.


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