Structural Design

  • 2,495.00 USD
Form. Structure. Style.

Get creativity flowing as students don their hard hats to learn the complexities of designing structures! From integrating mechanics into construction to investigating the impacts of external forces, learners move through advanced building and blueprinting exercises. With new buildings reaching higher into the sky, architects and engineers are constantly working through questions of structure and style.

In Structural Design, participants tackle those same challenges as they team up to develop an understanding of the real-world applications of architecture, gaining an appreciation for the structures they see every day!

Grades: 6-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Materials List
  • Optional Extension Activities 

Curriculum Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Post and Lintel
  • Wind and Earthquake Vibration Design
  • Tower Design - Modular Tower
  • Antenna Tower
  • Tall Tower Wind Design
  • Tall Earthquake Design
  • Elevator
  • Crane
  • Anti-Gravity Challenge
  • Body Builder Challenge
  • Crane Challenge
  • Elevator Challenge


  • 100% Reusable. Deconstruct and rebuild again and again.

Product Orientation: 

  • Half hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Student Guide: 15
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1 
  • Large storage container: 7
  • Small storage container: 1
  • fishertechnik Universal II kits: 15
  • fischertechnik Advanced Build Book with 40+ Extra Builds: 1
  • Organizer trays: 15

Curriculum Digital Download includes: Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Communication and Collaboration with a Digital Portfolio
  • Research and Information Fluency

© 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All Rights Reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math:

  • ELA‐LITERACY.RST.6‐8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or per‐forming a technical task.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.
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