Author:
CATHERINE SEIVERS
Subject:
Engineering, Mathematics, STEM
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
2
Tags:
  • #NCDLS
  • ncdls
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    2: Create Your Own Insect

    Overview

     

    As students are reviewing odd and even numbers, students first sketch out an insect that has odd and even features. Students then use Google Drawing to turn their sketch into a work of art that they label to describe even and odd features.

    Directions

    Engineering Process

    2: Create your own insect  Inspired by Matt Caratachea

    Driving Question / ScenarioDesign an insect that has odd and even features using Google Drawing.
    Project SummaryAs students are reviewing odd and even numbers, students will sketch out an insect that has odd and even features. Students then use Google Drawing to turn their sketch into a work of art and label the even and odd features.
    Estimated Time1/2 - 1 hour
    Materials / Resources
    • Paper/pencil
    • Laptop/Chromebook
    StandardsNC.2.OA.3:  Determine whether a group of objects, within 20, has an odd or even number of members by:
    • Pairing objects, then counting them by 2s
    • Determining whether objects can be placed into two equal groups
    • Writing an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends
    Project Outline
    AskHow can you create an insect that features odd and even numbers?
    ImagineThink of how you want your insect to feature an odd and even number.
    PlanSketch a design for your insect
    CreateUsing Google Drawing, create your digital insect.
      
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents can use an app similar to FlipGrid to explain the features of their insect and how it illustrates odd and even numbers.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsA way of extending this lesson could be to have students include features on their insect that allow it to survive in different environments.  Students can also write about how their insect benefits from having this odd and even feature.
    Tags (Subject, robot used, literature)Math, Science

     

    Sample Pictures / Video

    Creative Commons