Engineering For The 3 Little Pigs

Students engage in a lesson which demonstrates the importance of rocks, soils and minerals in engineering and how using the right material for the right job is important. The students build three different sand castles and test them for strength and resistance to weathering. Then, they discuss how the buildings are different and what engineers need to think about when using rocks, soils and minerals for construction.

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Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 5th
Subjects
Earth Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
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