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Gingerbread Houses STEM Project
Transcript of Gingerbread Houses STEM Project
The A-B-D-C-E Engineering Process
Building Gingerbread Houses
Evaluate or Test
Evaluate or Test
Think about the process you used to build your gingerbread house.
Did your planning work?
Complete the reflection sheet.
You have been asked by the gingerbread people of the Gingerbread Village to make a hurricane resistant gingerbread house.
--You will have 1 hour to complete the project.
--You will be able to use all of the materials that are displayed on your desks.
You will need to use the frosting to “glue” your 2 milk cartons together.
Frost your milk cartons to your platform.
Frost 1 LONG graham cracker to each side.
Frost 1 HALF graham cracker to each end.
Frost 1 LONG graham cracker to each part of the top (for your roof).
Remember not to put too much icing on the outside of your house.
What do you want your house to look like?
Will it have a door? windows? a yard?
Design a plan for your hurricane resistant gingerbread house. Think about how you could build each component to ensure a solid structure.
Using your blueprint and materials, build your gingerbread house.
Remember that you will have 1 hour to complete the project. Monitor your progress so that you can complete your project on time.
With hurricanes come a lot of wind and rain.
Will your gingerbread house stand up to these conditions?
If parts of your house will not withstand these conditions, you need to modify them.