Students will become engineers by creating their very own building by using toothpicks and Dot candies! They will create 3D shapes that they will put together to create a strong self-standing building.
Math Geometry K.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
K.G.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three dimensional (“solid”).
K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
This project typically follows our stamp printing unit. We actually create structures based on our blue-prints.
1. Will learn about engineering and what an engineer does
Time Estimation: 45-60 minutes
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