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As an extension of a fairy tale unit, or after reading Little Red Riding Hood, students will plan and create a map with a safe path for Little Red to outsmart The Big Bad Wolf and get to Grandma’s house safely. The students will view a map grid of the forest with spaces where The Wolf may be lurking. They must create a safe path and use BeeBots, Dash, Sphero or another robot to follow the path. If no robots are available, it can be done as an unplugged activity.
After researching the needs of different animals, students will choose an animal that interests them. Students will then design and create a habitat for their animal. They will need to think about the different needs for those animals and think about what their habitat would need to help meet those needs.
In this engaging lesson titled "Wolf Watchers: Crafting an Alarm to Keep Sheep Safe!", inspired by "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" from CKLA Knowledge, students delve into the concept of creating an alarm system to protect sheep from approaching wolves. The activity centers around designing an innovative alarm system that alerts villagers when a wolf is near.
Students will work in groups to create a Keva Plank bridge that spans an 8.5 inch “river” (sheet of paper). The bridge needs to span the river (touch in the middle) and can have no blocks touching any water. Students will record data on how many blocks they plan to use + how many they actually use in their attempts, as well as the most and least used in the class. Students will also reflect on group designs as well as how to improve their own work.
In this activity, students determine their own eyesight and calculate what a good average eyesight value for the class would be. Students learn about technologies to enhance eyesight and how engineers play an important role in the development of these technologies.
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Can you create a robot or device that can communicate an answer to your partner? Students code a robot to communicate the answer to comparing two three-digit or two two-digit numbers to their partner. Students will need to complete a key to determine how they’re representing greater than, less than, and equal to.
Students will build structures based on American coastal, mountain, or plain environments. Each group will receive an informational text about the geographic conditions within the location. Students will decide which building materials will work best within the environment.
Students work collaboratively to research and record information about different spinoffs of space exploration. Using the information they find, students then write a script to be produced into a podcast or vodcast.
3D pens are an easy way to create a 3D object. You can design from scratch or use a template. The pens work like a glue gun, except that they use the same filament in a 3D printer. The objects that the students create can be used in project based learning projects.
Students will listen to a close reading of The 3 Little Pigs over the course of 3 days. (Many versions are accessible via NC Kids Digital Library. Teacher discretion as to the story version. Personal copy or online versions can be used.) After each read aloud, students will have the opportunity to engage in The Engineering Design Process to create a new dwelling using materials of varying physical properties. Students will write to tell about their new dwelling design using sentence frames and an anchor chart for support. Finally, students will present their new dwellings and read their informational writing to reflect their knowledge of physical properties. Student informational writing should reflect physical properties such as size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility per the NC Kindergarten Science Standards.
The bunny has forgotten to deliver an egg. Design a structure for the bunny to safely deliver the missing egg without the bunny being seen (drop from above) and without the egg breaking.
Students will be given a variety of materials. They are tasked with building a structure (ie: parachute, cage, etc.) to safely drop their egg to the floor without it breaking.
Read the book Mr. Ferris and his Wheel. Make sure to draw attention to the shapes used in the creation of a ferris wheel. Students will work in small groups to design and create a free standing, spinning wheel.
Design a prototype of a solar oven given a cardboard box, ruler, pencil, scissors, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. Test the oven to see if a s’more is able to cook inside of it.