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Volcano Rising

Lesson 9: Volcano Rising

STEM Career Connections
  • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Architecture and Construction
STEM Disciplines
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Non-STEM Disciplines
  • English Language Arts

Mount St. Helens is about to erupt. The student's task is to create a structure that will save the surrounding buildings before the flowing lava puts the civilians in danger. The students have around 15 minutes to complete the task and save the buildings from the lava flow.

The student's challenge is to build a structure that will change the flow of foam (lava) so that the flow does not touch the buildings.

Project Files

Associate Dean, School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories
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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254