The pop-up lessons and projects resources will help you provide a unique, cross-curricular learning experience for your students. This is a great resource to use after using the first set of lessons found here: Pop-Up Lessons & Project Part I: Paper Engineering, a Skill for All Subjects!
. It builds on the principles learned in those lessons and offers new ideas for applying them in your curriculum. Watch your students become master paper engineers and see their critical thinking and problem-solving skills grow exponentially. The resources include:
Pop-Up Overview: The overview explains the benefits of teaching paper engineering to students. It also lists just a few of the endless project possibilities students could complete to engage them in learning. Finally, paper engineering is perfect for collaboration, both for students and for you. Students can work in pairs or teams while you may work with a colleague to enhance the students’ experiences.
Pop-Up Suggested Materials: The suggested materials are supplies you and your students will need to successfully complete paper engineering. In general, the supplies can be found in any classroom with few exceptions. Please note: The listed supplies are not included in this product.
Pop-Up Vocabulary: The pop-up vocabulary graphic organizer lists essential terms that students should be familiar with in order to understand the ins and outs of paper engineering. It will give you and your classroom the shared language it needs to follow the lessons that are included. An answer key is included.
Pop-up Planning and Rules: The planning and rules information lists basic steps paper engineers should take when creating pop-up mechanisms. The steps help minimize mistakes and simplify processes to make them less complicated than they might initially appear.
Pop-Up Lessons: The four pop-up lessons provide step-by-step instructions for students to create pop-up features. The steps include simple directions and visuals to help aid students in some complicated concepts. The lessons also include an information sheet on the pop-up concept with possible uses and key reminders.
Pop-Up Projects: The two pop-up projects incorporate paper engineering with ELA skills. The first project has students retell a story or novel using the five elements of plot through a pop-up book. The second project is larger is scale and has students create their own children’s pop-up book! Rubrics are included for both projects.