The goal of this lesson is for students to use their knowledge of hurricanes to design and build a hurricane-proof roof for Piggy Sue, The Three Little Pig's cousin. She has just moved to town and she needs a house that will withstand a hurricane. Students will test various materials and designs to determine the best design for her roof. Students will work in groups and use the engineering design method to design and build their roofs. Each group will have a budget to purchase materials for their roofs.
This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.