Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Building Lab

I am going through some of the activities we have done years ago and writing posts on how to do some of these hands-on projects to learn skills in a variety of topics. 

Starting soon I will be posting a series of posts all about building and some basic physical science concepts related to building structures. It is a collection of fun, simple hands-on activities for pre-K-8th grade. Here are the topics we'll cover...


  1. Compression, Tension and Torsion in Building Materials
  2. Shapes and Building
  3. Columns
  4. Paper Bridges and Loads
  5. Cables and Suspension Bridges
  6. Geodesic Domes: Triangles,Toothpick Structures and Dowel Designs 
  7. Towers
  8. Dams Under Pressure
  9. Building Tunnels
  10. Balconies and Awnings

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