A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls by National Center for Technological Literacy
This unit addresses the use of earth materials in the design and construction of technology. What properties make an earth material useful? Different materials have different properties, making them appropriate for different uses. Students investigate various earth materials (clay, sand, and soil) to be used in a mortar to build a stone wall. They then design a mortar mixture, taking advantage of the properties of these different materials, and plan, create, test, and improve their own walls.
Type(s): Module/Unit, Lesson Plan, Classroom Activity
Subject(s): Engineering, General Science
Grade Level(s): K-5
Total Quantity: 2