Grade 7 Lesson: Building Pyramids

Grade 7 Lesson: Building Pyramids

Back to STEM Activities Grade 7 Lesson: Building Pyramids In the film Dream Big, we see that engineers build their ideas and techniques on the previous work of others. Engineers are fascinated by the past and by the ways humans have been solving problems similar to...
Grade 2 Lesson: Surviving Storm Surge

Grade 2 Lesson: Surviving Storm Surge

Back to STEM Activities Grade 2 Lesson: Surviving Storm Surge This activity gives students an understanding of how storm surges and rising waters affect people’s homes and how important it is for engineers to design houses that withstand flooding. Students play the...
Grade K Lesson: Reach for the Skies

Grade K Lesson: Reach for the Skies

Back to STEM Activities Grade K Lesson: Reach for the Skies Students investigate shapes and material properties as they build the highest structure they can. They also learn about the ways natural disasters such as typhoons and hurricanes create powerful forces that...
Critical Load (Challenge Video)

Critical Load (Challenge Video)

Back to STEM Activities Critical Load (Challenge Video) Teams build a house of cards and see how much weight it can support before it collapses. In the process, they consider structural integrity, strong building design, and materials. Save Print Overview STEM careers...
Strongest Shapes (Challenge Video)

Strongest Shapes (Challenge Video)

Back to STEM Activities Strongest Shapes (Challenge Video) Experimenting with shapes such as triangles and arches, teams consider which can best support a load without collapsing. They then use index cards and their shape of choice to build a bridge that will support...