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Structural Design Camp

Structural Design Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-13110

Structural Design Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-13110
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Structural Design Camp

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of Students: Up to 30
  • Contact Hours: 12+
  • Lesson Plan Sample PDF (formally known as Understanding Structures Camp)



Get hands-on creativity flowing as students don their hard hats to learn the complexities of designing structures. From integrating mechanics into construction to investigating the impacts of external forces, learners use the engineering design process as they move through advanced building and blueprinting exercises.

With new buildings reaching higher into the sky, architects and engineers are constantly working through questions of structure and style. In Structural Design, learners tackle those same STEM challenges as they problem-solve to develop an understanding of the real-world applications of architecture, gaining an appreciation for the structures they see every day.

Curriculum Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Post and Lintel
  • Wind and Earthquake Vibration Design
  • Tower Design - Modular Tower
  • Antenna Tower
  • Tall Tower Wind Design
  • Tall Earthquake Design
  • Elevator
  • Crane
  • Anti-Gravity Challenge
  • Body Builder Challenge
  • Crane Challenge
  • Elevator Challenge


Each Activity Guide Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Materials List


What's Included?

Structural Design comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Student Guide: 15
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Large Storage Container: 7
  • Small Storage Container: 1
  • fischertechnik Universal II Kits: 15
  • fischertechnik Advanced Build Book with 40+ Extra Builds: 1
  • Organizer Trays: 15


Standard Alignments:

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • ELA‐LITERACY.RST.6‐8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or per‐forming a technical task.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Communication and Collaboration with a Digital Portfolio
  • Research and Information Fluency

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.


Important: This camp has been renamed from‚ Understanding Structures Camp - lessons have remained the same.


Note: Due to production time, this item typically ships 2-3 weeks after receipt of the order. During peak season, April-June, lead time is around 6 weeks. Please plan and order accordingly. 

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