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Emily Voigtlander

Build a Model of an Emergency Shelter

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

Imagine that you're lost in a forest 🌲! Or stranded in a dessert 🌵! Or shipwrecked at sea 🌊! Work with your partner to build a model of an emergency shelter. Then tell about the emergency shelter that you built. 1. Tap the add Add button 2. Take a photo photo of your Emergency Shelter. 3. Use the mic mic or label label tool to describe what environment this shelter is designed for. 4. Tap the check check to add your work to your journal.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

I've created a Google Slides presentation with some examples of emergency shelters for different environments here: https://goo.gl/V253L7. As a large group, we talked about these different types of shelters and what type of environment they were meant for. Then students broke into small groups and chose one emergency shelter to create a model of. Later they shared their model with the class and described how it was constructed, what materials they used, and why it would be possible to build it in the particular environment. Materials required: Paper, tape or glue, modeling clay, popsicle sticks or toothpicks