This is a great hands on unit for 4th-5th grade students that is aligned with ELA and Math CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Students will complete 2 parts to this activity over a 3 day period. Students will test the insulation abilities of different materials, and will design and build a lunchbox using the materials tested.
***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***
Box with lid per student (ideally a cardboard box), Crisco, plastic Ziploc bags (sandwich size), cotton balls, tin foil, bubble wrap, tape, glue, scissors.
This packet includes:
Introduction and Objective Pages
3 pages of ELA, Math, and Next Generation Science Standards for 4-5
Building Lunchboxes Self Assessment
Building Lunchboxes Writing Extension
Building Lunchboxes Measuring Volume and Explanation
Building Lunchboxes Math Extensions
Building Lunchboxes Technology Integration for Commercial
Building Lunchboxes Banner for classroom display
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