Talia’s Toy Box Company has received complaints from parents about how messy toy boxes can get and how hard it is for their children to find their toys without dumping out all of the toys. In this unit, students investigate standard units of measure and sort objects according to their physical properties before applying them to design a toy box organizer.
Engineering & Technology Connections:
Create a toy box organizer design plan, follow the engineering design process
Use story structure to identify key details, compare and contrast story details, identify the main purpose of a text, name cause effect events from a story, summarize narrative text
Learn about standard and non-standard units, use tools to measure length
Sort and describe materials by physical properties, conduct fair tests
Computational Thinking Connections:
Follow and develop algorithms for thinking about sequencing of events and accomplishing tasks.
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