Speedy Shelter

Garbage bags and bamboo stakes turn into emergency shelters at the hands of your young engineers. They test their designs and redesign as part of a series that covers inventing and building.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, take the class outside to build their shelters
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires some special materials, such as bamboo stakes
  • Resource recommends cutting the garbage bags into sheets when using the activity with younger learners
Pros
  • Includes a link to an informative video
  • Lists some troubleshooting tips
Cons
  • None