Natural Disaster STEM - Oh no! The weather is forecasting high winds! The family needs a safe place to stay. Build a shelter for the family that will withstand the wind. It will be tested with a hairdryer, so make it strong! Students must stick to a budget and use the available materials to build a shelter. The family must fit inside.
This STEM focuses on lessening the impact of natural disasters on humans with engineering. It meets NGSS Standards.
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This STEM activity includes:
"The Problem" Slide - To discuss with students or print
"The Challenge" Slide - To discuss with students or print
"Let's Talk About It - Natural Disasters" Slide to discuss how engineering can lessen the impact of natural disasters on humans
Planning Page (2 options)
"The Family" Printable option
Parent Supply Request Letter
Spending and budget Page (Simple differentiation page with dollar bills and ten frames for younger kids or special education students)
Building Self- Evaluation
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