Week 4

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

How do we make sand strong (reinforced sand)?

Activities

Watch video on “The Reinforced Earth Company”

Small-group hands-on Activity

Whole group discussion

Resources

Problem Solving Process

Layers of Reinforcement Worksheet

Video on “The Reinforced Earth Company

Outcomes

Students test how the number of layers and the amount of reinforcement in each layer affect the strength of sand.

Session 2

Questions

What are the common types of reinforcements available for soil (as done in the field)?

What reinforcement materials give the sand most strength?

Activities

Watch video on “The Reinforced Earth Company”

Watch video on “how important reinforcement is”

Hands-on Activity

Whole group discussion

Resources

Problem Solving Process

Layers of Different Reinforcement Worksheet

Video on “The Reinforced Earth Company

Video on “how important this reinforcement is”

Outcomes

Students will test different reinforcement materials and explain how different materials strengthen the sand.