Participants are given simple materials and design requirements, and must plan and build a tower as tall as possible that will hold up a tennis ball while resisting the force of wind from a fan.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
Building for Hurricanes: Fundamental Science Concepts Blog
National Hurricane Center
How does a Hurricane form?
What’s happening in the ocean?
Wild Weather Adventure!
Ocean Explorer: Hurricanes
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[Suggest a book]
Earthquake!: The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare by Lynn Brunelle
A Project Guide to Earthquakes by Claire O'Neal
What Protects Us During Natural Disasters? by Lisa Owings
Can We Protect People From Natural Disasters? by Catherine Chambers
Hurricanes by Gail Gibbons
Avalanche and Landslie Alert! by Vanessa Walker
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work
Engineer Academy, by Steve Martin and Nastia Sleptsova
Eye of the Storm : A Book about Hurricanes by Rick Thomas and Denise Shea
Sergio and the Hurricane by Alexandra Wallner
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty