Reflection: Student Ownership Planning Safety Equipment - Section 3: Exploration: Tending the Garden


In this unit, students are designing climbing safety equipment for Jack (of Jack and the Beanstalk fame). They are mimicking external parts of plants in their engineering design. In this video, I check in with students about their designs. Here in a student's own words about the ideas and design process, as well as how he chose to record.

In this video, the student exercises choice and ownership in numerous ways.  For example, first he chose the safety equipment he wanted to design and also a new idea that was not discussed in our shared learning.  Then, he divided his paper into numerous boxes for multiple ways to make climbing ropes; this shows that he differentiated the paper to meet his own needs for multiple ideas.

  Student Choice & Student Ownership
  Student Ownership: Student Choice & Student Ownership
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Planning Safety Equipment

Unit 5: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Lesson 11 of 12

Objective: SWBAT mimic external features of plants in order to solve a problem.

Big Idea: What does engineering look like in first grade? Find out here!

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Science, plants, pattern, seed, leaves
  40 minutes
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