Last Friday, students in 7th grade read an article on Hurricane Maria that swept through Puerto Rico and destroyed hundreds of homes one year ago. They had to build an infrastructure as tall as they could out of a few straws, popsicle sticks, note cards, string, and tape while balancing a tennis ball on top that would withstand a hurricane. The hurricane was simulated using a fan and spray bottle. Students had to strategize how they could build something sturdy and tall while using very limited resources.
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