D.I.Y. Science – Making a Strong Roof

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help primary school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

Learn how to make a strong roof that will hold up against gravity in this episode of D.I.Y Science.

This resource is suited to Physics students in year 7 who are learning about gravity and lower primary maths students who are learning about shapes.

D.I.Y Science: Making a strong roof

Learn how to make a roof for your toys that will hold up against gravity.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

Ever wondered why roofs are all a similar shape? And how the engineers know they won’t fall down when something lands on them? Find out the answers to these questions in this short video.


What you’ll need:


1 x piece of scrap A4 paper
1 x wooden block
2 x toy house walls

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Years: R-2, 7


Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Energy