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Robots to the Rescue

DRC Robotics IHRC and CHIMPThey got out of cars, climbed stairs, opened doors – and fell. But the mechanical humans that went through their paces in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Robotics Challenge in June showed that they could assist in disasters.

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Lesson: Design a Tornado-Proof Building

HouseIn this lesson, teams of students in grades 3-5 will use their knowledge of tornadoes and damage to design a structure that will withstand wind and protect people from twisters. Each group will create a poster with the name of their engineering firm and a picture of their structure, then present their design to the class.

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Build it Better!

Students work in groups to design a structure that will withstand and protect people from tornadoes. Each group then creates a poster with the name of their engineering firm and a picture of their structure. Finally, each group presents their posters to the class.

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