Friday, February 12, 2016

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Design and Build a New Toy (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)”

by Literary Sherri
5th - 8th Grade

Design and Build a New Toy (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Common Core Aligned

You have been hired to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! You have 75 minutes to build a prototype, design a magazine ad, and fill out a self-reflection journal with your Design Team!

Integrating Literacy and STEM, this collaborative, hands-on activity fosters team-building, critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving, communication, and social skills amongst your students! It also allows you to assess your students' learning and communication styles.

This multi-disciplinary activity makes a great Back-to-School activity or activity to use on test days or those half-days just prior to a holiday to keep students engaged in meaningful and proactive learning while giving them a "break" from academics!

This 10-page product includes:
-Team-Building Activity Worksheet with Checklist

-Self-Reflection Journal

-A Clean-Up Task Card

-Activity Grading Rubrics (10-point scale and 4-point scale)

-A Writing Activity

-Grading Rubrics for Writing (10-point scale and 4-point scale)

-Teaching Tips, Learning Objectives, Common Core State Standards, Terms of Use

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