Discover which paper shapes are the strongest
30 minutes or so.
Age 4 and up, although younger children will need help and close supervision.
You know your children better than anyone, and you should judge whether they’re ready for this activity. You might want to think in particular about:
Architects plan and design structures such as houses, schools, office buildings, stadiums and shopping centres. They may even plan and design outdoor spaces. Architects need to visit the site location so they can visualise what their structure will look like, then prepared scaled drawings for the person employing them. Architects need to take into consideration factors such as environmental impact, planning laws and disability access.
The skills and attributes you need to be an architect are imagination, observation and organisation.
There are lots of examples of pillars or columns in architecture. Look carefully at the shapes of the columns on these structures. Why do you think the different shaped pillars have been used?
Can you find any examples in your local area? You may find them in your street or you may find examples in nature.
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