Engineering activities in elementary school? Yes!
Today we tackled day 3 of school, I wanted my students to apply some of the concepts we have been talking about–mostly about helping each other and being receptive to help. I decided to design a little engineering challenge that would require them to stick to a tight schedule, come up a with a plan, try it out, cooperative, test their idea, then reflect on the process…all while relying on each other for help. As our district is moving toward the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect “kick off”. What engineering standards am I looking at?
What engineering design challenge did we tackle?
I wanted to create a task that was easy to prep, engaging for students, and had a high success rate.
I think I accomplished it!
What is the situation?
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