Hurricane Force

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It's important to make sure houses can withstand winds. A hands-on activity has learners create a structure out of household materials. They use a fan to simulate hurricane-force winds to see if their structures can withstand the pressure from them.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a structural engineer or architect give a talk to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires a box fan
  • Requires some other basic materials; see the resource for a complete list
  • Provides links for additional information
  • Lists very detailed procedures
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