This integrated package contains worksheets and activities suitable for a multi-day STEM lesson for 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th graders. Students will use engineering principles of research, design, feedback loops and reflection, cost and materials analysis as well as reading, writing, math, speaking and listening.
Students can do the activities individually or as teams.
I used this with second graders over the summer in a STEM “academy”, but created updated sheets based on what “we” experienced and on wanting to provide materials for older grades. I hope you like it!
Students will analyze requirements for creating a model of an animal that lives in the ocean.
Students will design a model of an animal that lives in the ocean.
Students will evaluate their design.
Students will produce a model of an animal that lives in the ocean according to their design.
Students will give and receive feedback on their model designs.
There are two types of pages: “Jellyfish” pages are more suitable for 2nd or 3rd grade, while “Whale” pages might be more for 4th or even 5th graders.
1 KWL reflection
2 & 3 “Building background” pages (2 pages, one using Deep in the Ocean, one blank if you want to use another book)
4 & 5 “Research Notes” (one Jellyfish page, one Whale page)
6 & 7 “Design instruction” pages (one jellyfish page, one whale page)
8, 9 & 10 “Design” pages (one jellyfish page, two whale pages – fourth and fifth graders can make two designs and compare or update their designs after peer-feedback)
11 & 12 “Design Self-Evaluation” (one jellyfish page, one whale page )
13 & 14 “Peer Design Feedback” (one jellyfish page, one whale page)
15-18 „Materials List” pages (two jellyfish and two whale pages – each has a complete list as well as a blank for you to use different materials)
19-20 “Reflection” pages (one jellyfish, one whale)
Usage ideas included.
©2015 Mary Bishop
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