Dodecahedron (2nd edition)
Introducing the 2nd edition of this popular lab activity. This version includes a new font, edits, DOK sliders, integrative grading rubrics, options for differentiated classrooms, and more.
Zip Labs are science and math activities broken down into ‘horizontal and; vertical’ educational increments. By ‘horizontal’ increments I mean each activity can be completed in a minimum of 60 minutes. However, the teacher, and/or student may choose to extend the activity over a longer time period or even days. By ‘vertical’ increments I mean each activity is broken down into segments according to grade and difficulty level. So teachers and/or students can decide where to start and how far to go with the topic. (Please refer to info-graphic in the preview slides.)
Each Zip Lab includes potentially much more than any teacher will use at the particular grade level he or she may teach. However, it is my hope that teachers, and students, at lower grade levels will gain valuable insight by looking ahead to see how their teaching/learning will be applied in the future. While teachers and students at higher grade levels can reflect on topics that they should have learned in earlier grades. It is my hope that students see their education as a continuum rather than a series of disconnected random topics.
Zip Labs include diagrams and illustrations that I hope are appealing to a wide range of ages. However, teachers can choose to omit them if they like. Also included is a Common Core ‘Depth of Knowledge’ and grade level range ‘sliding’ indicator to help students visualize the relevance of their work.
Metric Dodecahedron: What you get…
Activity cover sheet
Procedure and building instructions
2-Metric conversion ‘bookmarks’
‘High Rollers’ Metric Prefix Game playing directions
Level 1 Metric conversions worksheet
Level 2 Dimensional analysis worksheet
Level 3 Dimensional analysis worksheet (2 pages)
Level 4 Independent project
Level 4 Independent project summary and analysis worksheets (2 pages)
-Depth of Knowledge and Grade Level Slide Indicator Graphics
This unit activity meets or exceeds 21st Century and STEM learning expectations, and Common Core learning outcomes. Note: although ZIP-labs fulfill many CCSS specific CCS standards are not listed because ZIP-labs are designed to be used over many graded levels so the specific CCSS may be different depending upon these factors. For a list of CCSS in your state please visit- www.corestandards.org
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