This STEM bundle of two lessons is compatible with ALL of the Kindergarten through Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* for Engineering Design.
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In these lessons, students will learn about engineering concepts, such as types of bridges, bridge design, trusses, the strength of different shapes, angles and parabolas, catapult design, data collection and analysis, and so much more!
Here is what’s included in EACH of the TWO lessons:
**I have added TWO Design Challenges to this bundle. One is to design your own catapult so that it can hit a target, the other is to design a bridge so that it holds the most amount of rocks possible.**
-A clickable Table of Contents
-Teacher notes and materials list
-Next Generation Science Standards* “I can…” and “I understand…” classroom poster
-Vocabulary cards covering the topics of the lesson
-Worksheet(s) covering the lesson objectives
-Supplemental blog posts explaining the hands-on activity in detail on my website Curious Little Classroom
-An assessment covering the lesson objectives
-Answer keys for worksheets, activity, and assessment
-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, NGSS*, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, and Modifications.
Click the links below for more information on each lesson included in this bundle, including PREVIEWS and more in depth descriptions.
***Playing With Catapults***
This lesson is compatible with the Kindergarten through Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* NGSS*.K-2-ETS-1-2 and NGSS*.K-2-ETS-1-3. NGSS*.K-2-ETS-1-2 states that the student should “[d]evelop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.” NGSS*.K-2-ETS-1-3 states that the student should “[a]nalyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
This lesson teaches students about early engineering concepts by building a simple catapult. It covers advanced topics, such as parabolas, angles, force, and gravity in ways that are simple and easy to understand.
The students will design and test two different types of catapults. They will record and analyze their data to see which worked better at shooting the same items across the room.
***Building a Truss Bridge***
This lesson is compatible with the NGSS* Kindergarten through Second Grade Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science Standard K-2-ETS1-1. The standard expects that students will “[a]sk questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.”
This lesson teaches students about engineering and physics by examining the basic structure of all bridges. They will then examine a truss beam bridge in detail. The students will learn that triangles are very strong shapes and that engineers use them in many man-made structures, such as truss bridges. They will apply their knowledge by building their own truss bridge and test its strength against a bridge without a truss.
These lessons can be used in a general education or special education classroom, in a home school setting, or as an enrichment experience.
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”
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