This design brief will compliment a unit covering landforms. The brief covers the following Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards.
*ETS1-2 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 problem.
*ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
*ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to do define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
*PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
*ESS1-1 Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
*ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.