Buy the Bundle and save! Maker Space Start-Up KIt
What a fabulous opportunity your classroom Maker Space can provide for young scientists and engineers to dream, plan, invent, test, and ready their creations for sharing with others! This resource is the fifth in a series of Maker Tasks, perfect for group or independent work. Use a Maker Task as inspiration for budding geniuses during your genius hour, or offer them as starter ideas for science fair projects. They also make great performance assessments at the conclusion of a science unit, ensuring that students have considered the concepts learned in light of the engineering process. Maker Tasks ask students to include all aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in their work. These tasks also offer opportunities for differentiation within your Science class.
The “Build a Baby Animal Zoo” Maker Task challenges students to dream of ways that baby animals born in captivity can be given the freedom along with care that they would receive from their parents in the wild. Parent animals in close proximity must be considered, as well as ways to protect human visitors along with the small animals. Students are asked to plan and construct a model that will serve human visitors, baby animals, and watchful parent animals well. All aspects of STEAM should be used in the planning and building of each zoo habitat model.
Each Maker Task will include:
an invitation to the Task, including details of how to proceed
a suggested list of supplies unique to the Task and letters to ask for donations
a STEM Journal customized for that particular task
a simpler verson of the STEM Journal for differentiation
All student pages are in grayscale.
I hope you will enjoy using these Tasks to focus on Science and Engineering Practices
in your learning community!
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STEM Journal for any STEM Challenge Activity
SCOOT Our Moon
SCOOT Sun and Shadows
Eight Science and Engineering Practices for Grades 4-6
Science Close Reads for Any Science Text or Article
Science Performance Assessment: How Does a Flashlight Work?
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