First Day of School Problem Solving Activity - Print & Google Versions

Laney Lee
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Students will work with an open ended task where multiple solutions can be tested.

Product comes with an additional page of pictures of the dog, goose, and corn to be used as manipulatives.

Worksheet includes the task as well as walking the students through each step of the scientific method as they attempt to solve the problem.

Great for team building, inquiry, or scientific method practice.

Editable (Keynote) and PDF versions included as well as a descriptive solution.


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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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