Building with a Variety of Materials - Repack

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The Repack activity can also be found within the Building with a Variety of Materials - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Building Building with a Variety of Materials bundle here.

Start thinking about all the packaging we use every day. In this hands-on activity ideal for grade 3, students will re-design a package, thinking about the function and materials as well as the environmental impact of using those materials.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Describe various materials which could be used in construction tasks
  • Select appropriate materials for construction tasks
  • Use a variety of materials to construct a structure
  • Use a variety of designs to construct a structure
  • Explain material choices for construction tasks
  • Explain design choices for construction tasks

Additional resources required:

  • Packaging example
  • Various construction materials