This product is a multi day STEM project that goes with a social studies unit on communities. It incorporates reading as a research tool.
The students are challenged to build a house model and a movable background to demonstrate the changes in a community over time.
The project uses the books The Little House by Virginia Burton, The House on Maple Street by Bonnie Pryor and Beth Peck and On this Spot by Susan E. Goodman & Lee Christiansen as a research base.
Included in the pack are directions and lesson ideas for the teacher and a student recording booklet with pages outlining the design challenge, constraints, criteria, research, a possibility chart, planning, a checklist of criteria, final design and redesign.