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

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