Testing the Caverns

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Students build model caverns using paper mache or clay and bury them in a tray of sand. They test the models by dropping balls onto them to simulate an asteroid hitting the earth. They evaluate the effectiveness of a structure against impact failure.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Engineering
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
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