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ERIC Number: EJ878132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
First-Grade Engineers
Bautista, Nazan Uludag; Peters, Kari Nichole
Science and Children, v47 n7 p38-42 Mar 2010
Can students build a house that is cost effective and strong enough to survive strong winds, heavy rains, and earthquakes? First graders in Ms. Peter's classroom worked like engineers to answer this question. They participated in a design challenge that required them to plan like engineers and build strong and cost-effective houses that would fit their environment by using the available financial and natural resources. To help students have a more meaningful design experience, this project integrated science, technology, math, and social studies. (Contains 1 figure and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A