Everyday Engineering: Windy City Tower

A little wind shouldn't hurt a building. Given three sheets of paper and six feet of tape, scholars create a structure that can withstand wind and hold up a weight. They conduct tests using a fan and decide on any improvements to make based on the results.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as part of a remote learning experience
Classroom Considerations
  • A box fan or table fan is necessary
  • Pupils should have knowledge of the engineering design process
Pros
  • Lists some suggestions for discussion questions
  • Includes a video that introduces the activity
Cons
  • None