Structures and Forces is a comprehensive science unit for Middle Years students with very little prep required by teachers. It is completely laid out with teacher notes and a sequence of activities to give direction for the unit. Students will learn about various types of structures and the forces that act upon them. They will also experience many hands-on activities to reinforce concepts in the unit. A culminating activity for the unit is a project in which students, design, build, test, and evaluate a structure that has a function and that can withstand an external force.
This product includes:
• Teacher Notes and Sequence of Activities
• Compression Contest
• Designing a Windproof Structure
• Finding the Balancing Point
• Paper Bridge Challenge
• Structural Efficiency Worksheet
• Structure Hunt
• Structural Failure Research Activity
• Unit Design Project
• Design Project Rubric
• Student Notes
• Review Sheet
• Unit Test and Answer Key
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