What guides the construction of tall buildings in cities?
Students will learn about why cities regulate tall buildings.
Students will learn what kinds of regulations have been implemented in New York City.
Students will test designs for building tall structures.
Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Sticks (pick-up sticks, spaghetti sticks, popsicle sticks, straws, toilet paper rolls, toothpicks, etc.)
Connecting Material (masking tape rolls, glue, gumdrops)
Large marshmallow or cotton ball for the topper