Based on NGSS and Common Core...Includes lesson plans, activities and pre unit activities. The purpose of this hands-on unit is for students to learn how to become creative thinkers and problem solvers. Students act as “engineers” as they learn about the Design Process and take part in four design challenges given to them using basic materials. After each challenge, they take part in reflecting and evaluating their designs. For the culminating project, students are challenged to create an invention that will improve our world. Students will be responsible for writing information about their invention and will draw a diagramed prototype. For the technology piece, students can take their information and diagramed prototype and share it by making a Wix website.
*This unit can be modified for grade levels 2 through 8. However, it was written for 4th grade.