*These are the Student Choice Slips that go along with the Colonial America Meets Simple Machines Pamphlets (available for purchase separately)*
Help students take ownership of their learning by CHOOSING what area in the colony they want to help!
This project integrates the 5th grade Social Studies Curriculum (Colonial America) with the Science Curriculum (Simple Machine) in a hands-on, authentic way! Using these choice slips, each student can choose which division interests them the most. Will they help design a way to transport water from the river to the farmer's fields as a part of the Water Management Division? Or will they construct a machine that will help clear the heavily forested land to make way for the newest colonists?
There is an independent grade as well as a group grade for each division so teachers can assess knowledge and application of learning, fairly.
This one was of the favorite projects of our year!
Brainstorm. Design. Construct. Improve. Inform and Defend.