Sometimes students are so busy working on skills that they don't get to experience creative math and science tasks in elementary school. Well, no more!
I work with some great 4th and 5th grade scholars that are excited to problem solve in unique ways.
My students want to complete challenging higher order thinking tasks that are fun and educational!
My students want to learn in an engaging way! Math and science are traditionally thought of as a paper/pencil subjects but it doesn’t have to be taught that way. My students like to move and explore math and science concepts in order to internalize what they are learning. They want to engage their original thinking through the engineering process design.
This project includes up to 12 activities to engage my students in the engineering design process. Through hands-on inquiry students will work together to systematically solve problems in the biomedical field. Some activities include exploring how contagious viruses spread, creating a public service announcement to inform the public, considering what steps they should take to prevent an outbreak from becoming a pandemic.
Using the Engineering Design Process, students will work together to engineer a solution to a biomedical engineering challenge.
As they work through the challenges, they will sharpen 21st century skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and communication. These important skills for like, along with the science involved in this unit make it a perfect learning unit to include in our year!
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