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Solving Problems with Properties

2nd Grade - Physical Science - NGSS

Students explore the properties of matter and how different properties make material useful in designing and building different items.

Anchor Phenomenon: When the properties of objects change, the usefulness of the object changes: A metal pillow is not useful, a shirt made of wood is not useful.

Driving Question: What properties make things useful for their intended purpose?

Engineering Design Challenge: Student engineer teams are challenged with using their understanding of properties of materials to design a structure that will remain standing during a rain and wind storm. Their structure must also keep a figure placed inside the structure dry.

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