Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Engineering with the Three Little Pigs - Part 2 - Section 1: Explore, Explain and Elaborate


This was a fun, LOUD lesson.  The best part of the lesson was watching how engaged my students were and watching them discuss with each other what was happening to the bricks. The worst part of the lesson was that to really do this lesson justice, I needed LOTS more time.  I ran out of time to test all the bricks.  We were able to test the bricks with water and weight, but ran out of time to test bricks by dropping them. I will plan two days for testing the bricks next year. The discussion at the end of the lesson was great.  In our town, there is currently a lot of house construction occurring close to the school. Students were able to talk about the materials being used and how those materials may have been chosen. 


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Engineering with the Three Little Pigs - Part 2

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 7 of 18

Objective: SWBAT explain how engineers need to consider material properties of rocks, soils and minerals when creating something new.

Big Idea: In this hands on building lesson, students act as engineers who figure out which materials are best for buildings they create.

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Science, engineering, soil, rocks, minerals, building
  50 minutes
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