Unit of Instruction
Is It Strong?
In this unit, children expand on their growing understanding of engineering and what it means to be an engineer. The activities engage students with a real-life problem that engineers often face: how to make things stronger. Students also learn part of the design cycle by testing their designs and improving them.
- Is It Strong? - Unit Overview
- How Much Load Can It Hold?
- The Long Haul
- Make Your Castle Strong
- Free Build
Scientific & Engineering Practices
Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Structure and function