Challenge your students to, using the variety of materials given, design a tower that will remain standing during a “hurricane”.
This is a simple STEM activity that uses materials you have laying around and a fan (the stronger, the better) that looks at the design of structures to withstand hurricane force winds. It's a perfect fit into a weather or meteorology unit! You can spend as much time as you have on this, from an hour in one day or 1/2 hour for several days...
Design sheet, teacher instructions and rubric included.