Project Based Learning: GEOMETROCITY! Build a City Made of Math with Geometry.
Imagine, Design, and Build a City with this 2D and 3D Adventure!
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Project Based Learning: Zoo Design with Area and Perimeter, Map Skills, and More!
This also includes differentiated activities, math skills, problem solving, aligned with Common Core, and extension activities.
This project is based around the idea of students creating a zoo using their knowledge o
For this project, students will use math skills to plan a party with a budget of $100. Great enrichment activity for gifted students or early finishers.
Three project options are included: math only, math and scrapbook page, and math plus extended final product. Rubric Included for all options!
Keeping your fast finishers and enrichment students engaged just got easier! Never again hear a student say, "I'm done, what do I do now?" Although these are easy prep printables for you, they provide more than just fill in the blank busy work for your students.
This set of activities is based upon
This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will th
Looking for a Genius Hour resource that is primary friendly? You've found it! This resource includes planning pages and note taking pages geared towards younger learners who are just beginning to read. Visuals provide students with the scaffolds and confidence to work independently.
In this Project Based Learning activity, students create one or more games to develop and extend their understanding of multiplication and division. The project encourages student creativity, while also providing guidelines to ensure student accountability of learning and standards. Once students hav
Fractions: Project Based Learning Activity for Upper Elementary
In this Project Based Learning activity, students create one or more games to develop and extend their understanding of fractions. The project encourages student creativity, while also providing guidelines to ensure st
INFERENCE LESSON: It's in the BAG!
This resource is a hands-on reading comprehension activity designed for students to practice their inference and metacognition skills while having FUN at the same time!
Using this reading comprehension resource in your classroom will pr
Everyone loves ice cream! As your students open their own ice cream shop, they also learn about the history of ice cream, entrepreneurship, and economics. This student-centered PBL unit incorporates collaboration and differentiation by providing student choice. This real-world challenge requires stud
This FREEBIE includes a color and black and white handout to provide to teams of students engaging in the Marshmallow Challenge activity. This activity is great to use as an icebreaker or to engage students in critical thinking, cooperative learning, and innovative thinking. It can also be used to re
Fraction Flip Books that highlight fact families and equivalencies instead of order.
Fourth and Fifth grade teachers…. Stop making fraction books that put unit fractions in descending or ascending order. Instead, group those fractions in to families. Deeper learning and understanding occurs.
Students will work in teams to build a lander that will keep two marshmallow "aliens" inside a cup. This product is complete with detailed instructions, hand-outs, and extension activities for a quality STEM challenge to be used in the classroom or afterschool. The activity guides your students throu
STEM: Stem Engineering- Problem Solving- Meet Wendell...the Accidental Adventurer. Engage your students in learning by having them participate in this hands-on science/engineering problem solving challenge. Such a great STEM activity to foster critical thinking skills! Your kids will love STEM activi
Social Studies Map Skills Activity: Design own country. This activity has students use their creative minds to design their own country and then hide a treasure for another classmate to find. Students must meet certain requirements for this project, such as having a certain amount of cities and inclu
This resource includes 11 individual mini-books (one for each element of critical thinking-) that can be used with ANY novel. The mini-books measure about 5 x 7 inches, contain 3-5 pages, and can be glued into an interactive notebook or lapbook. They can be used as a concluding project once students
Genius Hour is a great way for students to research topics of their own interests! They will have to practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while creating their project.
Here is a guide to set up your Genius Hour! You can choose to start this way or use the resources any way you wo
EARLY FINISHERS - Extension MENU/ Choice Board Activities for Gifted Students! These activities are perfect in challenging your students in higher order thinking skills! These are GREAT Early Finisher Extensions for students who complete work early or need the extra boost in Extension activities! Ch
These Depth and Complexity Literary Lapbooks present a creative, engaging, and interactive way for your students to critically respond to ANY novel. You will love the versatility of these lapbooks and will find them very easy to customize to suit the various learners that you work with. There are t
Complete scientific method (process) Interactive Notebook This "printable" interactive notebook guides the students step-by-step through the Scientific Method. Included are historical examples of great science experiments, practice experiments, student response activities for each
Want to introduce STEM to you classroom? Here are three of our favorite STEM challenges that your students will love! These simple engineering design challenges get your students moving, thinking, and collaborating! Working as a team, they will learn lessons in communication, innovation, hidden assum
2 in 1! A 20% savings over purchasing the items individually! PBL at its best. Project-Based Learning and Reading Response Sheets based on the beloved story of the 3 Little Pigs. Fairy tales come to life in this project-based resource! Student connect to the fairy tale story while engaging in projec
STEM Project for Third, fourth and Fifth grades.
In this activity students will work in groups to create a catapult from popsicle sticks. They will modify their catapult in order to produce the best launch possible. Kids will have a great time launching mini marshmallows across the
This is my favorite project for the last week of school! Students plan a lesson about any topic of their choice. On one of the last days of school, have students present their lesson. You will be amazed at what you learn from your students!
This freebie includes a lesson plan template for students a
Do you need an extra math assignment for your gifted students? Or maybe you would like to give your students a math menu at the end of a unit or for a homework assignment?
This awesome packet includes 20 critical thinking math menus covering each of these topics:
Math Projects to Challenge Your Students Throughout the Year! I have bundled twelve of my most popular no-prep math enrichment products. From area and perimeter, elapsed time, personal finance, measurement conversions, basic operations and more; all of these fun, engaging and creat
My best seller! The Create-A-Game Planning Packet for Enrichment/ Research Products is for ANY research topic! Your advanced or gifted students, or even your fast finishers, can "show what they know" in a unique, fun way! My students have been creating their own games for years…this packet is the en
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to reteach, review, and enrich your recent math lessons? This product will do all of these things!
Reteach: Rather than using the same old worksheets to prepare for standardized testing, use student-designed math games. You can use the games that students h
Twenty weeks of 5th grade math challenge problems! Twenty sets of challenging no-prep 5th Grade enrichment math problems that will challenge your most advanced math learners. The problems are great for early finishers, gifted students, or for whole group math problem solving challe
STEM Sparks- Maker Space Task Cards
Get Caught Engineering loves the Maker Movement and likes to give students time to just explore materials and think about ideas. Inventors do a lot of making, tinkering, exploring, engineering and just pondering the question “what if…..?” . We have put together 3
This is a project based economics unit. Directions and examples of student projects are included. Students create their own businesses. They learn about Goods and Services, Supply and Demand, Import and Export. School money, student response sheets, foldable, cut and paste, circle map, and poetry
What IS this resource?
This resource is meant to be extremely flexible. You may use it to supplement other units or resources or as a framework to plan your own units. It is the foundation for the month or so of mapping instruction I do in my own classroom.
It is NOT a textbook and is not scripte
STEM Bundle - This Mega STEM Bundle has a value of $163! This 60% off HUGE STEM challenge bundle has STEM challenges designed for use throughout the entire year! Your students will solve a given problem while learning to cooperate with other students. The challenges incorporate a budget aspect for
Create blueprints and/or floor plans for your own dream home!!
Your little architects will love dreaming big with this project. Using their imaginations and graph paper, they will create their own blueprints.They will be learning area, measurement and perfecting those problem solving and critical t
Natural Disaster STEM - Oh no! The weather is forecasting high winds! The family needs a safe place to stay. Build a shelter for the family that will withstand the wind. It will be tested with a hairdryer, so make it strong! Students must stick to a budget and use the available materials to build
"How can I use one iPad effectively in the classroom?"
"How can I use the iPads for more than just games?"
Since those questions seem to come up quite frequently, I have begun searching ways to use the iPads for more than just a glorified math practice sheet. How can the students use reference a
The 'Adventure Time Theme Park' booklet is a fantastic resource for upper primary/middle school students, as it encourages collaboration, problem solving and creativity, as well as fundamental math skills such as addition and multiplication.
In order to design their theme park, stu
STEM Elementary Classroom Project
In this activity students will work in groups to create a rollercoaster from foam pool noodles. They will include twists, turns, hills and loops. The goal is to create an exciting “ride” (for the marble) while getting it safely to the ground.
This is a survey project that is aligned to the 6th and 7th Grade Common Core (6.SP.1 to 6.SP.5 and 7.SP.1 to 7.SP.4). Students survey a random sample and then calculate the mean, median, range, and mode of the data. They also must create different data displays such as histograms and box and whisker
Your students will BEG to write! Using this process of prewriting with graphic organizers and progressing to the completed project, you will see your student's writing experience transform from blah to WOW! Writing projects start with graphic organizers that lead to a completed project. Projects inc
In this multi-leveled project, students will consider the math involved in designing and running a carousel. There are three parts to the project:
-First students design a carousel that holds exactly 50 passengers.
-Students draw a birds eye view model of the carousel.
-Students determine if the caro
This Pushes and Pulls engineering STEM activity engages students' problem solving skills, engineering thinking, and math skills for Force and Motion. They will love creating a way to successfully move the rocks! This STEM activity targets the NGSS Standards for Force and Motion.
In this Pushes an
I started this idea a couple of years ago and have tweaked it several times. The kids absolutely love it and it can fit with any age group.
Included in your purchase you will find:
-Team Members Contract
-Self Reflection on Learning
STEM Project for Third, fourth and Fifth grades.
In this activity students will work in groups to design and build a small boat from aluminum foil. They will then see how many pennies it can hold before it sinks. The goal is for each student to work with their group to build and mod
This is a fraction fun filled project based learning for students of all academic levels. The Fraction Menu Project comes with 5 different recipes to meet your various academic needs (differentiation). Your students work in groups to add or subtract the recipes to complete the menu. Encourage them
Looking for something to push your advanced learners to the next level? The My TV Guide Project is great for early finishers or as enrichment for students who have already mastered telling time.
Students will have fun designing their own TV guide and line-up, in which they get to add movies and tele
Project-based, problem-based, STEM, and persuasive writing all rolled into one great project! This isn’t just a regular STEM project; it’s a week’s worth of cross-curricular activities designed to stimulate your students’ thinking! Fairy tales come to life in this project-based resource! Student conn
Create your own hybrid animal species? Why, yes, we can do that!
In this unit, which utilizes the Talents Unlimited Model based on the work of Calvin Taylor and adapted by Carol Schlichter, students will do just that. While it's all good fun, they will be using creative and critical thinking skills