Question to Explore
Third graders tested their weather hazard proof homes! We had a ton of fun simulating different weather hazards and observing which homes prevailed.
- Water pitcher
- Blow dryer
- leaf blower
- Buckets of sand
- Blizzard proof homes were dumped on with heavy sand, acting as snow.
- Flood-proof homes were inundated with water.
- Tornado proof homes were blasted with a leaf blower.
- Heat proof homes were blasted with a blow dryer after placing a piece of chocolate and a thermometer inside.
Students reflected on which features worked well and which they might change in a future design. They completed the following Graphic Organizer after testing their home.