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Engineering - Solid Rock to Building Block

Students role-play as engineers designing wedge tools. They devise methods for shaping quarry rocks into pyramid blocks. Following a teacher demonstration, they use materials such as soap, clay, and foam for blocks and wood, plastic, and styrofoam for wedges. They record the effectiveness of the wedges on a worksheet.

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Resource Details

3rd - 5th
Technology & Engineering
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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  • Worksheet