Building Houses


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Build a house you can fit inside, using cardboard tubes. Variations of this activity include building for a toy (easier) or building a house the right size for a stuffed animal or a garage for a toy car. Also included is an option to build houses inspired by those around the world (harder). This activity focuses on the understanding of sizes and shapes: Can I fit in this if I stand up? if I sit? Do we have enough cardboard tubes to make a triangular roof? This activity is available as a webpage and a downloadable pdf. Students should have the ability to use scissors and tape well. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Geometry, Experimentation and the Scientific Method, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Nature & Method of Science, Geometric Figures, Information Technology, Measurement & Tools, Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Measurement & Geometry, Engineering & Design, Area & Volume, Technology, Instructional Strategies, Education, Child Development & Family Services, Angles & Pythagorean Theorem, Career & Technical Ed, Professional Development, Current Science, Mathematics, Education Materials, Science, Types of Media

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