My students need manipulatives to learn how to think like engineers.
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Our incoming fifth graders love to build! With that base, let's construct some new understandings of engineering design.
In order to be college and career ready, we need our students to practice working together and thinking creatively to solve real-world problems.
The Next Generation Science Standards expect that third through fifth graders can define a problem, and generate and compare possible solutions. They should plan and carry out tests to consider what parts of their solution are working and what need to be improved.
Building with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, marble runs, and K'nex will allow us to use familiar "toys" to investigate unfamiliar constraints. The K'nex kit in particular relates to our renewable energy standards. The marble run allows students to think creatively about gravity and other forces. The LEGOs and MagnaTiles allow students to practice design thinking together - to plan, build, test, and redesign to improve their outcome. 5th grade STEAM will be so much fun!
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|K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set – 583 Pieces – Ages 10+ – Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business||$143.79||1||$143.79|
|Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business||$137.99||1||$137.99|
|Magna-Tiles 02300 Solid Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business||$109.99||1||$109.99|
|IRIS Weathertight Storage Box, 30 Quart - Clear • Amazon Business||$17.43||3||$52.29|
|LEGO Education Wheels Set • Amazon Business||$49.55||1||$49.55|
|Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles • Amazon Business||$36.99||1||$36.99|
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