This STEAM design challenge is extremely ENGAGING and a true hands on project which incorporates STEAM. Students must problem solve to create the most efficient greenhouse possible!!! Internal conditions, ventilation and watering must be considered. Easy to follow teacher's guides take you day by day and clearly explain how the project should be taught. Students will work in groups to plan, design and build their own table top greenhouse in order to grow pea plants effectively.
This product will teach students about greenhouses, explain the STEAM challenge, layout project restrictions, explain how to create official blueprint designs and write a formal lab report.
The Greenhouses are made out of recyclable materials!!!! Teaching sustainability...
Materials that enhance the project (but are not required) Digital Thermometer, CO2 sensor, O2 sensor. These allow readings to be taken inside the greenhouse to determine its effectiveness. Plus if the Pea Plant grows
This STEAM Challenge product includes...
--Day 1 Teacher Guide
--STEAM challenge task statement
--Greenhouse article and questions
--Questions to research about greenhouse (used in final lab report)
--Greenhouse Research Sheet
--Day 2 Teacher Guide
--Group Brainstorm Materials Sheet
--Group Research Question fact sheet
--Materials Restriction List (what can and cannot be brought in)
--Day 3 Teacher Guide
--PowerPoint Example Table Top Greenhouses
--Orthographic Sketch Example
--Greenhouse Sketch Paper
--Day 4 Teacher Guide
--Greenhouse blueprint design
--Greenhouse blueprint design rubric
Day 5, 6, 7 Teacher Guide (build)
--Day 8 Teacher Guide
--Formal Lab Report Instructions
--Presentation Rubric and Questions
--Greenhouse effect article
--Greenhouse PowerPoint (how they work)
This product is geared for middle school science classes but can easily suit any grade levels