Lesson Plan

Engineer a Dam

To begin the learning about dams, learners read (or are read to, depending on the age group) a passage about how dams work. Next, they work in groups to use the materials provided to build a small scale working dam. After the experience, each young engineer answers some reflection questions.

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  • Applicable to any age group
  • Real-world engineering challenge helps make learning more relevant
  • Fun and challenging cooperative learning experience
  • Requires a large variety of materials