Doodle Robots STEM Unit: End of Year Science and Literacy Lesson Set (STAAR)
Having active and engaging lessons for students at the end of the year is crucial to classroom behavior that last month of school.
STEM activities are great for keeping student minds busy during that time of the year when they seem to just want to play. So let’s play with science!
The reading with key terms will be interesting to the students because it gives them the background information needed to build their robots.
Teaching Time Frame Idea:
In my experience, I have made a challenge each week for the groups to test. Three weeks of lesson plans are provided for this unit.
The informational text in this set is written to best fit the 5th and 6th grade reading levels. This lesson set is designed to be on level for 5th grade and covers standards from 5th, 7th, and 8th grade science. This is a helpful resource for ESL and low level eighth graders.
3 Weekly Challenges:
Building a simple robot (circuits)
Building a ScribbleBot (robotics)
Building your own robot (inventions)
Included in each lesson set:
Word Wall Cards, Chart, and Learning Pages
Informational Text (to build background knowledge)
Graphic Organizer (to process what they read)
Summary Writing with Key Terms (to process what they read)
Robot Building Challenge
Post Build Reflection Pages