This unit is full of activities. It's perfect for your dinosaur unit or at the end of the year when your kids can think of nothing but summer. This unit combines research using QR codes, graphing, and lots of STEM projects. Read Hatchet with your class to help build excitement during the unit.
Use the back story to get your kids interested. They are taking a class trip and are shipwrecked on an island covered in dinosaurs. Students must work together to:
1. build a shelter
2. improve shelter to withstand a dinosaur attack
3. build a bridge
4. build a food storage container
5. build a catapult to protect their campsite
6. build a raft to escape
7. improve raft to include a shelter and food storage container
Rubric is included for each project.