This huge, integrated STEAM Light and Sound Unit is centered around the first grade Next Generation Science Standard 1-PS4-4 (Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communication over a distance) while also integrating in inquiry based science experiments to cover the NGSS 1-PS4-1, 1-PS4-2, and 1-PS4-3
It works up to the design thinking process (engineering) in which the students will interview and find a communication problem to solve.
This unit covers tons of ELA and Math standards by integrating writing, reading, science, engineering, social and emotional learning, art, and math, with tips of how to integrate in additional technology depending on your classroom resources.
This unit includes inquiry based lessons that can be stretched out over the span of several weeks depending on the amount of time that you have per day to work on these STEAM unit plans. The beauty of integration is that you can fit in the unit throughout the day as it pulls in the different subject content areas.
This unit includes:
~ Lesson Plans and Packets for 6 Inquiry Based Science Experiments about Light and Sound that integrate in different subject content
~ Lesson Plans and 2 Math Packets of real life problems (different levels) that integrate in science, reading, and writing
~ Lesson Plans and 3 Math Packets of missing numbers with addition and subtraction, and missing numbers in patterns.
~ Lesson Plans and 20 Writing Prompt Cards that integrate in science vocabulary
~ Lesson Plans and 2 Nonfiction Booklets to integrate in science in writing
~ Lesson Plans and Morse Code Sight Word Packet
~ Lesson Plans on Reading integration with science
~ Lesson Plans and Packet to use Design Thinking to solve an engineering problem with light and sound while integrating science, engineering, art, reading, writing, and speaking and listening.
~ Lesson Plans on Social and Emotional Learning integrated with science
~ Information on STEAM education
~ Instructions for setting up your classroom to encourage integrated, relevant learning
~ STEAM unit posters and banners
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