Unit Overview

In this unit India and Jacob—a fictional, world-traveling brother and sister duo—are in Peru exploring the Andes Mountains when they learn a town is in danger from a potential avalanche. India and Jacob guide kids through the engineering activities as they design a series of barriers and catches to hold or divert massive amounts of snow away from the town. Kids use their creativity and knowledge of avalanche engineering to create an avalanche protection system.

Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher and one Materials Kit per 24 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience.

Educator Guide Print + Digital
Materials Kit

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Engineering an Avalanche Protection System Educator Guide Print
Engineering an Avalanche Protection System Materials Kit
Engineering an Avalanche Protection System Student Journal 10 Pack

Program Components 

Print + Digital:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit 
  • Printed copy of student-facing engineering journal for duplication
  • Digital access to the Educator Guide via yes.mos.org/curricula 

Materials Kit 

  • Includes materials to support 24 learners 

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