In this unit, students manipulate and test materials, build structures, and select and use materials suitable to the task at hand. It is a complete unit ready for you to use! The experiments are easy to prepare and require readily available materials.
This unit includes 15 activity-based lessons. Each lesson has a detailed mini-lesson, anchor chart, group task, and reflection. Worksheets and recording sheets are included for each task.
The lessons include:
1. What Are Structures?
2. Copying Nature
3. Strong Shapes
4. Strengthening Structures
5. Material Properties
7. Solid, Frame, and Shell Structures
8. Foundation and Frames
12 - 14 Researching and Replicating Famous Structures
15. Showcasing Learning