Engineering Towers | Elementary School Educator Curriculum
A STEAM lesson series that takes students on a journey of building towers.
Take your students through the engineering design cycle.
Students will have a chance to explore, materials, tower designs, artistic methods, science theory and engineering practices through 20 lessons.
- Lead students through the lesson series.
- Complete each activity in order and use handouts to support learners through the process.
Project 10 Lever Experiment
Explore the concepts of balance and symmetry and how they relate to tower construction.
Project 11 The Language of Form
Experiment with 3D space by exploring the various attributes of aesthetic form.
Project 12 Drawing of Group Design
Reflect on the concept of group design and how it impacts the design process.
Project 14 Team Plan and Task Assignments
Share the wealth by assigning tasks for learners to complete their projects.
Project 15 Building Our Tower
Devise a method of reflecting on the engineering process through the use of journaling.
Project 16 Earthquake Table Test
Devise an experiment to test the structural soundness of their tower design.