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    Lots of different projects for exploring stable structures

    Mrs. Patton's Patch: First Week Activities - most stable tower

    Building a strong and stable structure requires an understanding of the forces that will act on the structure under loads of various kinds. In this video segment, the ZOOM cast experiments with design features to see which will allow a bridge made of drinking straws to support the weight of 200 pennies.

    Walking on Egg Shells and 25 other cool science projects

    Main Idea teaching idea

    When exploring science for kids why not do this simple engineering project that takes just minutes to set up using materials you probably have on hand.

    Science for Kids: how to make Paper Building Blocks - and yes, testing your structures by putting cookies on top is mandatory ;) From Babble Dabble Do -Skye

    Structures - Science - Strong and Stable Structures - 84 pages

    Stability of structures

    structures built from rolled newspapers (Materials & Structures Gr. 3)

    Oreo Tower: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

    Anchor lesson for teaching what structure means before introducing non-fiction text structure.

    Carrots in a bottle are a great take home project for kids. Carrot tops will sprout new leaves in just a day or two in this warm, humid environment, too.

    Sensory balloons

    Using Angry Birds to study 3D shapes, volume and surface area, structures, and forces acting on structures.

    Children's Books about building and architecture. Good choices for all ages! These books are sure to inspire some creative structures.

    17 science activities for kids. Project-Based Engineering for Kids- a series of fun and interactive science projects for kids. Projects include: marble roller coasters, sail cars, propeller cars, rubber band helicopters, crash test cars with eggs as passengers, sling shot rockets, catapults and many more. I can't wait to try these!


    Getting Started With STEM- TONS of great ideas linked with Freebies!

    Love this!!!! I'm going to do this with my class this year!