Ms. B and Ms. C have introduced us to STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We did a few activities early on to help us practice collaborating in groups, thinking critically, and using learning intentions and criteria to help guide our learning. Below is our first challenge: playgrounds we designed in the first week of school.
We can apply what we know about simple machines to collaboratively design and build a playground with one of these materials: LEGO, K'Nex, Straws & Connectors, Tinker Toys.
- We listened to each other's ideas and made a plan together.
- We included at least 2 different simple machines in our playground.
- We communicated how we built the playground and how the simple machines work.