Name of Activity Hurricane Damage Prevention
Author Emma Coltoff, Rebecca Larson
Keywords natural disasters, non-lego
Subject Building/EDP, Earth Science
Grade Level 4, 5
Time 1 Hour Total
Brief Description A continuation of the natural disasters unit in which students hurricane-proof their towns.
Lesson Objectives: To challenge students to explore methods of designing their structures to withstand hurricanes.
Materials Needed: *fan
*masking tape
*any materials deemed necessary for adding to the students’ towns
Preparation and Set Up: Establish a testing location for the students where they can place their town in front of a fan (and have space to tape it down.)
Knowledge Background Basic hurricane facts
Procedure 1) Have the students build/fix their towns from the previous activity 2) Challenge them to build structures that will withstand high winds 3) Add in extra challenges of mini-figures, trees, telephone poles, etc. 4) When they are ready to test, have them place their towns in front of the fan and talk about what happens to the town as the fan blows on it 5) Go through all fan speeds
Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable) Natural Disasters
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