This hands-on lesson introduces students to the engineering design process. It connects to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Students will use the design process to create a bridge that will keep the Billy Goats Gruff safe and complete the Engineering Design Process Journal.
The purpose of Design Dilemma is to encourage students to use resourceful and creative behaviors to think like a scientist. Students will demonstrate these behaviors to design and build a suitable structure for a fourth little pig. Although the use of the book The Fourth Little Pig is helpful, the module may be taught without it. This module is meant for all students. The classroom teacher should work with a specialist or special educator to find or develop alternate activities or resources for visually impaired students, where appropriate.
OverviewThe purpose of Thinking Big is to immerse students in a series of research-based cognitive behaviors that are foundational to school and life success: creativity, logical reasoning, memory, and spatial reasoning.Thinking Big was developed by Frederick County Public Schools and is made up of single-day experiences designed to instruct students in the behaviors and elicit them without additional prompting. While arranged in order of difficulty, lessons may also serve as “stand-alone” experiences throughout the year grouped by cognitive focus. Most lessons use mathematical thinking prompts and manipulatives. The focus of the unit is not on math, but on thinking and reasoningThe lessons have also been mapped to the relevant gifted behaviors that are taught and observed through the PTD Program. There are two scoring guides: one that allows the observer to record the names of those students who exhibit a command of the cognitive behavior(s); and a REPI-aligned continuum, which allows the observer to note the affective behavior that undergirds a student’s high-level completion of the cognitive behavior. This module is meant for all students. The classroom teacher should work with a specialist or special educator to find or develop alternate activities or resources for visually-impaired students, where appropriate.
This is a Project Based Learning lesson plan created for a first grade classroom. In this lesson plan students will use hands on activities to learn about the differences of animal environments and why they differ from one another.
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This is my Inquiry-Based Problem that is based on the idea of keeping ourselves from getting sick. It includes a driving question, grabber and culminating activity with a rubric for grading purposes.
Zoos give children all over the world the chance to see and learn about wild animals that they would never otherwise get the chance to see. Yet, are these zoos meeting the health and wellness needs of these animals?
Zoos give children all over the world the chance to see and learn about wild animals that they would never otherwise get the chance to see. Yet, are these zoos meeting the health and wellness needs of these animals? Students will investigate animals living in zoos through the viewing of zoo live webcams from four different zoos.
This course features a video review and an assessment practice of subtracting by crossing out with pictures for word problems. It is aimed at first grade math students.
This was my inquiry-based project for W200. It was done with a partner and includes our driving question, hook or grabber for the project, and the culminating activity, as well as a rubric for how the culminating activity will be graded.