We are off to a great start with our unit on simple machines! Today I introduced our exciting simple machines design project that will take place next week! The objectives are as follows and can also be found in the file below.
So what can we do to prepare for this IN CLASS lab?
Students have been put into groups. Each group brainstormed ideas in class today and were given some research time to explore project ideas.
Students have been asked to bring in recycled materials from home. Here are some ideas from the handout of what they can bring in:
All recycled items must be brought in by TUESDAY October 24th. Each student is only allowed to bring in 1 bag of recycled items. However... the one bag can be any size;)
This project based learning experience is a design based lab. The outcome is for students to think critically, problem solve and work as a team. For these reasons please do not do the projects at home with your child! However healthy discussion and brainstorming is of course allowed.
Have a wonderful long weekend! I am looking forward to an exciting week of design, problem solving and exploration.