Newspaper Fort

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Newspapers aren't really the first material that comes to mind when building a fort. Pupils use newspaper rolls to design and build a sturdy structure. They consider how different shapes, like trusses, affect the strength of their creations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite an architect or civil engineer to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires newspaper, masking tape, staplers, and pipe cleaners
  • Scholars should be familiar with basic two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Provides a list of recommended reading
  • Includes a document with detailed steps for building the fort
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