Students will create an Infographic Pin for Pinterest that demonstrates understanding of atoms and molecules by completing a design challenge.
To provide teachers with a simple, easy to implement resource requiring minimal materials, that engages, excites and challenges students while acquiring the skills for success in a fast changing world.
Why a design challenge?
Design challenges ask students to design a solution to a problem. Sometimes the problem is given and sometimes students have to identify the problem first before they design possible solutions. Design challenges naturally teach students how to create, ask questions, iterate, problem solve, adapt, collaborate, use a world view, and build resilience and grit. These are all skills that will be in high demand in the fast changing world students will be graduating into.
Picture your students engaged and excited while applying curriculum to a real world problem.
Print off the Design Challenge booklet and staple together to give to students. Students follow the challenge to learn about "Atoms and Molecules" while designing a prototype to solve a real world problem.
NGSS - MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.