The Habitat for Humanity has a vision–to see a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live. They build and repair homes all around the world using volunteer labor and resources.
What you might not realize, is that there is quite a bit of science that goes into building a house. How certain building materials interact with each other, how they’re installed and how they protect us from the elements is all building science.
During the Maine Science Festival in March, the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor will be hosting a “Building Challenge” throughout the day. You’ll be able to use different materials to figure out what makes a structure sturdy enough to stay upright.