This week-long unit takes a look at the engineering design process to teach students about kinetic energy, potential energy and, speed. Students are able to learn something and apply it to the problem at hand of building a sleigh and ramp. Each day you will dive into the engineering design process. Each day will build on the previous day. The unit from a glance is 45 minutes a day for a week:
Day 1 define the problem
Students do "define the problem" worksheet. Show students the define the problem slide to start a conversation.Students also do the "Vocabulary" worksheet to better understand what we are learning about.
Students do the "plan a solution" sheet. The teacher displays the PowerPoint and the classes have another discussion built on from the previous day.
Build a model! students love this day and they build a model. At the end of the day, they do the "building" worksheet. The teacher will read from the PowerPoint and have a small discussion with the kids.
The students on this day test. They also fill out the "testing" worksheet. They gather data from this and from the teacher PowerPoint that will provide feedback for the students!
Students reflect and redesign based off of what the learned. The teacher reads from the PowerPoint to get students thinking about what they could change and WHY.
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Curriculum for students as well as written instruction
Video with instructions on exactly how I teach this unit.
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