This math-Focused STEAMvestigation starts with a read-aloud called "ABCs of Shape" to introduce the geometry of triangles, pyramids, polygons, and the concept of erosion / weathering. Use the engineering design cycle to investigate shapes, materials, and erosion / weathering with pyramids. How will students keep a 3D pyramid from becoming a 2D square as sunlight, wind, and rain take a toll on materials?
This math-focused STEAMvestigation is also part of the STEAMstart: Polygon Island Unit.
Digital download includes the following printables:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "ABCs of Shape"
You supply play sand or dirt, tray, ruler, water, and time.
Half-class or full-class materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation.
To introduce the full STEAMstart Unit including 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and a culminating Unit Challenge, order the STEAMstart Polygon Island Unit for camps, clubs, and after school programs.