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Designing for the Weather

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Earth and Space Sciences +4 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Design a structure to meet a challenge, then learn about weather hazards and how structures are engineered to stand up to extreme conditions.

Students will explore the benefits of a lightweight, strong structure and build within parameters to meet a challenge. Strong, light structures are necessary in constructing buildings (especially in areas with extreme weather) as well as air and space craft. 

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, engineering, weather, 

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