Designing for Hurricanes

Students in Ms. Fries’ Fourth Grade class have been busy learning all about a topic that is near and dear to her heart. Since Hurricane Maria hit Ms. Fries’ island of Puerto Rico last September, her students have learned about the science behind the hurricanes, firsthand stories of survivors and have helped and supported recovery efforts. This week the students participated in an engineering challenge where they designed and built houses that could withstand “hurricane” force winds with very successful results. Our future architects and engineers are ready to build rugged residences of the future!