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Mrs L

The Strongest Mountain - STEAM Challenge

Grades: 4th Grade
Subjects: Science, STEAM

Student Instructions

Students will construct the tallest and strongest mountain using the materials provided. This mountain is to withstand a rain shower. Students explore materials provided and discuss how these materials can be used to construct a tall, strong mountain. Students use this information to design a mountain using sand, soil and rocks. Students record their design, labelling the materials, explaining how, why and where they are used. Students pour water from the watering can, to simulate rain, directly onto their mountain in the same way that can be determined as a fair test. Students to describe, give an explanation & reflection on the effects of erosion. 1. add 2. video to record processes of construction & testing. Add clips to iMovie. Save to Camera Roll or tap photo and take up to 10 photos on iPad Camera Roll. 3. Tap cameraroll & + Add More, to add all photos or Video. 3. caption to explain & reflect on their findings & understandings. 4. check to add to your journal.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Information/Outcomes etc based on this STEAM Challenge http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/resource-finder/sample-work/stem/sample-work-stem-stage-2-activity-14-strongest-mountain