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If you purchase only this unit download, you will gather your own materials using the lists provided in the unit materials. If you have a maker setup or recycled materials, this may be a good choice for you.
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Ask. Dream. Draw. Design. Test. Redesign with Data.
Start with a story, poem, or reading. Investigate science, tech, engineering, art, and math through 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations. Then use new skills and understanding as part of the engineering design process during the Unit’s culminating challenge. Teamwork, individual contributions, and the engineering design cycle help students construct and showcase multi-step solution-oriented projects.
The ultimate goal is a playground for Pet the Hamster. Designers work with levers,
pendulum swings, and 3D shapes to give their tiny friend an awesome play place.
Pet's Playground STEAMvestigations:
- Pom Pom Catapults
- Pendulum Swings
- Cylinders & Columns
- Mosaic Masks
- Foxy Forest
- Pet Playground Challenge
This Download Provides: Student slide shows and handouts, printable logbooks, project rubrics, assessment opportunities, 30-60 minute investigations, agendas for 5, 7, and 10-Day Units
Setups for 12 after-school students or a full classroom working in groups of 3-4.