Engineering for Hazardous Weather: Create a Rescue Kit
iBlock Objective:

Even at a young age, it’s necessary that children understand different types of weather and how to be prepared for them. In this iBlock, students will research what should be included in a rescue kit for different types of extreme weather. Then they’ll create model rescue kits, develop and test kit delivery, and present a weather report to show off their creations.

  • Grade Band: K-2
  • Primary Focus: Weather
  • Secondary Focus: Engineering
  • Additional Foci: Advanced Literacy, Transferable Skills, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Related Industry Sectors: Engineering, Meteorology, News Media

An iBlock matches skills to standards (like Common Core or NGSS).

Here is a sample content standard for this iBlock:

Some kinds of severe weather are more likely than others in a given region. Weather scientists forecast severe weather so that the communities can prepare for and respond to these events. (K-2-ESS3-2)