ERIC Number: ED480790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Tower Investigation and the Egg. Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Towers have been a part of developing society for centuries. In this activity, students investigate towers that serve a variety of purposes. Student groups build three types of towers, engineering them to hold an egg one foot high for 15 seconds. This activity requires a 60-minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Critical Thinking, Daily Living Skills, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.