This is a St. Patrick's Day Project where students construct Leprechaun Traps using what they know about Simple Machines.
Perfect for STEM!!
My students this project every year!! You can use old scrap materials from your classroom and student donations to build the traps. No need to go out and purchase lots of items. Your students will work in small groups throughout the project and you'll have everything you need to guide and assess them on it.
Sample Outline for the Week
Parent Supply Letter
Simple Machines Mini Booklet
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt
Can/Have/Are Leprechaun Tree Map
Design Brief for Leprechaun Traps
Construction Planning Page
How-To Writing Page
Rubric for Projects
***Updated March 2, 2019 to include an EDITABLE outline, parent supply letter, and rubric!!!
***Updated March 1, 2021 to include Leprechaun Trap "starter kit" labels for sending home during distance learning/hybrid teaching or in-class!
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