Strong and Stable Natural Structures

Possible Framing Questions:  

What is the form and function of animal structures? 
Are the structures strong and stable?
How can nature teach us to design and build strong and stable structures?

Learning Goal

If students investigate the factors that affect the strength and stability of plant and animal structures, then they will be able to apply those concepts to design and build their own strong and stable structures.

Please click on the words below to plan a complete learning cycle that includes your visit, and  pre and post activities.
How do I prepare my students for this visit? (Plan)
What will we do at Forest Valley?  (Act)
How can I document learning? (Observe)
What are some possible follow up activities?  (Reflect)

Squirrel Drey Test
Testing the Strength and Stability of a Squirrel Drey