Reflection: Journaling Those Darn Squirrels!-- Brainstorming Ideas - Section 4: Evaluation/Review

 

This lesson was a lot of fun.  It was a great way to introduce the engineering design process without being to "heavy."  My children loved the book and of course, the cute squirrels!  They thought the squirrels were so crafty to plan and create ways to get the food.  They loved that they got to create their own squirrel proof feeder.  Many of their ideas were far-fetched, but some were straight forward and simple.  It got their creative juices flowing and that was the point.  Engineers do solve problems and they certainly have to "think outside the box," something children are better at than most adults!

  We're All Squirrel-y!
  Journaling: We're All Squirrel-y!
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Those Darn Squirrels!-- Brainstorming Ideas

Unit 2: Introduction to the Engineering Process
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT use the engineering design process to brainstorm a solution to a problem.

Big Idea: We can learn about the engineering design process in a fun and entertaining way by reading a book about imaginative squirrels! Your kiddos will go nutty over the engineering design process!

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Science, Scientific Method (Science Skills), structure and function , engineering
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