Students design and build a structure that will support one of our instructors. With only rope, wooden dowels and a lesson in knot tying, students must work together to complete this highly creative challenge.
In this class students will discuss how to best work as a team and the different styles of leadership. Through the class activities, students will be tasked to communicate effectively in order to build the strongest structure possible. Students will get a chance to learn in a hands-on approach as they design and build their structures.
This is a great inclement weather activity. Students stay warm and dry indoors while engaged in fun hands on activities.
Lessons & Activities
Leaders and Team Players Discussion
The standards that are followed for this class are the Next Generation Science Standards. The specific standards covered in the course are:
- 3A5-ETS1A1 – Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specific criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
- 3-5ETS1-2 – Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints on the problem.