Reflection: Checks for Understanding Structure Influences Strength and Stability - Section 5: Wrap-Up


This graphic organizer is the same one that we used in a previous lesson.  I had the children write on it at the beginning of the unit to see what they knew about what makes a structure strong and stable.  Now I am having them write in the next square on the organizer to show what they have learned so far.  It is wonderful how every child was able to write down something that they had learned that showed understanding of the concept.  I love the way the children had different ways for conveying the same answers.  Click for student sample 1sample 2,  sample 3 and  sample 4

  Checks for Understanding: Student Work in Progress
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Structure Influences Strength and Stability

Unit 5: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT state that triangles, wide bases and strong materials make a tower more stable.

Big Idea: Students will have the opportunity to tie the ideas learned in this unit about structures together. They will also learn that structures that are strong and stable share common characteristics.

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Science, Building Structures, second grade, structure and function
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