Design and destroy!
Learn how buildings and towers are built to withstand the powerful effects of natural disasters. Design and construct a structure following the criteria and test whether it can survive a simulated earthquake, tornado and more! A fun introduction to the Engineering Design Process for primary school students.
NSW SYLLABUS LINKS:
ST1-2DP-T Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST2-2DP-T Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST2-8ES Describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity
ST3-2DP-T Plans and uses materials, tool and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST3-9ES Explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding
DTLS-1 Identifies that a process is used to develop design solutions
DTLS-2 Considers factors that influence design