Geotechnical engineers have a very important job! They use their knowledge of soil and erosion to help decide where structures should be built! While they do not build structures, they are great with map skills, fair tests, and and manipulating the earth to make a location ideal to build a structure.
Second graders have been studying about soil and landforms in science and engineering. This week, we'll be setting up and testing a model to see how wind affects land. We will be working on making a claim, drawing our observations, and refining our model to explain how wind can affect the land. Drawing models is an important part of an engineer's work. Eventually, students will be using their knowledge of how wind affects the land to do some problem solving related to geotechnical engineering!