Reflection: Rigor Make it Monumental! - Section 3: Explore


My class is made up of a diverse group of learners. I have a few developmentally delayed students, a couple of mono-lingual Spanish students, and some severe speech students. Because of this, I use many audio/visual tools so my students can experience learning through multiple avenues. 

For this lesson, I use the engineering design process (EDP) in an interactive way. We see it, hear it, read about it and use it. Giving the kids multiple avenues to experience the engineering design process allows every child to experience the EDP at a level they can grasp. It is my expectation that every child in my class will leave with an independent basic understanding of the process and how it works to solve problems.

Using the EDP in kindergarten is very appropriate and supports rigor in the classroom. As long as the problem posed and the solutions desired are developmentally appropriate, I would highly recommend using the EDP as often as possible and across academic disciplines. I find its use effective in almost every academic domain as it is simply an organized way to invoke problem solving skills in students.

  Using the engineering design process in kinder
  Rigor: Using the engineering design process in kinder
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Make it Monumental!

Unit 9: Build it
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT use the engineering design process by designing and building a monument to something special to them.

Big Idea: Kids meld science and social studies into a lesson that recycles, reduces and reuses.

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Science, Science Skills, literacy in science
  55 minutes
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