Students will love these hands-on activities using simple classroom and household materials. This resource is specifically designed to meet the NGSS standards for engineering.
NGSS K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
NGSS K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
NGSS K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
This resource comes with three lesson plans in the 5-E format.
Materials are easy to acquire and include things like masking tape, toothpicks, craft sticks, rubber bands and cotton balls.
This resource also includes response pages that are specific to the hands-on lessons and sorting cards that can be used as a center or for fast finishers.
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