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Irina Cobbs

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Natural Hazards & Engineering - Design a Windproof House - Mystery Science (NGSS) STEAM

Page 1: Click on the images with links to print "Paper House Model" and "Wind Maker" documents. Page 2: Watch the video and follow the steps. You can pause and reverse the video as needed. You may use glue instead of stickers. Page 3: Take a photo of your finished paper house. Page 4: Watch the video and follow more steps. Page 5: Answer the questions. Page 6: Take a photo of your Design Solution #1 . Type your observations. Page 7: Take a photo of your Design Solution #2 . Type your observations. Page 8: Answer the questions. You may type, use , or use Click to submit your work.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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Mystery Science - Stormy Skies Unit - How can you keep a house from blowing away in a windstorm? Grade 3 Topic: Weather & Climate Focus: Natural Hazards & Engineering NGSS Standards: 3-ESS3-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3 STEAM In this lesson, students explore the effects of natural hazards, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and dust storms. In the activity, Design a Windproof House, students build paper house models. Then, using limited materials, students design multiple solutions that will make their houses sturdy enough to survive a wind storm, and compare the merits of their solutions.