Design a tower activity

Animation, photo slideshow, PowerPoint, skill-builder video and accompanying worksheets on designing a tower.

Ages: 7-9 9-11

Topic: Design, make, evaluate Materials Properties and changes of materials STEM clubs

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Tower introductory animation

Animation

Animation demonstrating the tower design activity

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Design a Tower presentation

Presentation

Presentation with example images of the completed challenge.

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Design a tower activity (video 1)

Video

Skill-builder video showing you how to strengthen paper by folding it

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Design a tower activity (video 2)

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Skill-builder video showing you how to roll paper to make structures

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Design a tower activity (video 3)

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Skill-builder video showing you ways to join paper.

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Design a tower activity (video 4)

Video

Skill-builder video showing you how to overcome gravity when building your tower

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Real-world examples slideshow (towers)

Presentation

Real-world visuals similar to the tower design

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Pupil checklist (YSI: Cool Creations)

Worksheet

Pupil checklist for all YSI: Cool Creations resources.

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Evaluation worksheet

Worksheet

Evaluation worksheet for all YSI: Cool Creations resources.

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Planning worksheet

Worksheet

Planning worksheet for all YSI: Cool Creations resources.

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Gravity worksheet

Worksheet

Worksheet on gravity, for the tower design activity

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Materials worksheet (tower)

Worksheet

Worksheet on materials, for the tower design activity

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