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


 I have to admit, they are so darn creative.  I think as adults we can sometimes be constrained and limited by our own thinking.  Kids have an innate ability to think outside the box and come up with ideas we would never come up with.  Sometimes, they are silly and outrageous, but nonetheless creative.  One of my favorite ideas was when the squirrel came to the feeder, this little boxing glove with a spring came out of the tree and gave the squirrel a little punch (not enough to cause any injury, of course). Another simple idea was to put up 15 feeders for the birds and one with a sign on it that said "Squirrels Only."  I'm sure it will work with all literate for the others.....I think we would be back to saying, "Those Darn Squirrels!"

  Thinking Outside of the Box
  Journaling: Thinking Outside of the Box
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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
  55 minutes
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