When constructing a wall of brick layers, never align the bricks in vertical lines. Instead, the bricks are staggered to provide maximum strength. The integrity of the wall is dependent on the pattern used to construct the wall.
Students will explore how the shapes and patterns within a structure can impact and affect the strength and stability of a given structure.
Explore the materials that common objects are made of. This can be done as an activity centre, group activity or as a teacher demonstration.