Max and Lola are going to display their rock collection at a local nature center. They want to give people who visit their display a basket to help them collect their own rocks; however, they will not be able to make enough for everyone. In this unit, students explore patterns and investigate the strength of paper before designing a paper basket plan to be given to Max and Lola’s visitors.
Engineering & Technology Connections:
Create a basket design plan, follow the engineering design process
Identify beginning and ending sounds of words, blend three phoneme words, summarize informational and narrative text, name rhyming words
Identify and create patterns, count and write number up to 50
Investigate properties of paper and water, test paper strength, conduct fair tests
Computational Thinking Connections:
Recognize patterns, develop abstractions, and debug errors in patterns.