Lesson Plan

Waterproof that Roof!

Learners design and build model houses, with an emphasis on waterproof roofs. They perform tests to see if their models are as waterproof as they think.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the optional writing activity as a homework assignment
  • Invite a structural engineer to discuss various roofing materials
Classroom Considerations
  • A sink or outdoor area is necessary since the resource calls for water
  • Provides a suggested scoring system to objectively assess models
  • Very little connection to nanotechnology