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Main Curriculum Tie:
Finished projects should be able to fit easily on a student desktop.
Materials which will be needed are:
I found that it is important to make the list of materials short, and inexpensive. If each student is required to bring one piece of posterboard, this whole project can be constructed using the above list of supplies. I would suggest that you not allow students to use clay, paints, living materials, or food items. These can add to the expense of the project, and make the project too heavy to be portable.
Background For Teachers:
In this lesson, teachers will be putting students in cooperative learning groups. This is not recommended to be the first activity of this type. Teachers may want to use cooperative learning activities in their classroom before using this activity.
Student Prior Knowledge:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
In small learning groups, students will conceive a structure, create a small scale model of their attraction, assess themselves and other groups, and present their models and findings to the class.
The following steps should be used to develop the assignment concept: