Engineering Towers | Elementary School Educator Curriculum
Parts of a Tower
Observe and identify tower nomenclature.
Using research methods students use historical designs of towers to influence their design.
OBJECTIVE: Learners will identify different parts of a tower.
- Use various media sources to explore tower designs.
- Identify tower designs that have features that you feel are important to include in your design.
- What tower or towers caught your attention?
- What are some tower features that inspired you?
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.