Standard(s) (assessed standards from above)
Possible Learning Activities
Formative Assessment - Process/Summative Assessment Ideas
Possible Product/ Rubric Criteria
SCI.5.2C I can collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring.
MATH.5.10C I can select and use appropriate units and formulas to measure length, perimeter,
area, and volume.
SWBAT populate a table where they organize collected information.
SWBAT select the appropriate tool to measure different quantities.
SWBAT read a measuring tool accurately.
SWBAT demonstrate the ability to get reliable data through repeated trials and precise measurement.
SWBAT draw a detailed technical drawing.
Design mini-workshops (wheels, body, propeller, motor)
1. Quiz on measuring
2. Spot-check prototype drawings and model
3. Learning log checks throughout project
1. Car fits into size requirement box
2. Learning log final grade
Car - does it fit in the box?
Data table as part of final presentation - reasonable measurements and units
DESIGN / SCIENTIFIC METHOD
MATH.5.14B I can solve problems that incorporate understanding the problem, making a plan,
carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness.
→ MATH.5.14C I can select or develop an appropriate problem-solving plan or strategy, including
drawing a picture, looking for a pattern, systematic guessing and checking, acting it out, making a table, working a simpler problem, or working backwards to solve a problem.
→ MATH.5.15A I can explain and record observations using objects, words, pictures, numbers, and
SCI.5.2A I can describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable.
CCRS Science I.B.1 I can design and conduct scientific investigations in which hypotheses are formulated and tested.
CCRS Science III.B.2 I can set up apparatuses, carry out procedures, and collect specified data from a given set of appropriate instructions.
SWBAT design and implement an experiment to test one variable while keeping others constant.
SWBAT analyze the results of an experiment and make appropriate changes to design (including documentation)
Activity on choosing independent/dependent variables and constants
Mini-lessons on design aspects
1. Self-evaluations each day
2. Spot check the learning logs
3. Small writing reflections including justification for decisions made
4. Variable/constants activity results
1. Learning log final product
2. Final presentation
- organized table
- isolation of one variable during tests
- justification for selection of design aspects
CCRS CDS II.C.8A I can present a final product using appropriate media for presentation of research results.
21st Century Skill Presentation: I can create media/visual aides that enhance content delivery
1. SWBAT Use appropriate technology to present findings
2. SWBAT use appropriate visuals and text that can be read/viewed by all audience members
3. SWBAT speak with an appropriate volume, tone, and speed that can be understood by all audience members
Practice presentations with peer and teacher feedback (using critical friends?)
1. Practice presentation feedback from teacher and peers
1. Final presentation
Refer to Presentation Rubric at bie.org
Criteria: visual, verbal aspects of presentation are clear
CCRS CDS I.E.2C I can work in small groups to investigate a problem or conduct an experiment.
Collaboration: I can accept shared responsibility for the work of the group; help improve the quality of the work and understanding of other members.
ELPS 74.4c3D I can share information in cooperative learning environments.
CCRS Science I.C.1 I can collaborate on joint projects.
1. SWBAT perform duties of assigned role
2. SWBAT contribute to group decisions
3. SWBAT listen to, encourage, and respect teammates
Possible team building activity/lesson (based on peer evaluations)
1. Peer and self evaluations throughout - students will be given feedback
1. Final peer and self-evaluation
Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner to contribute to team goals
Gives useful feedback and offers help to teammates
Listens to and treats teammates with respect
ELPS 74.4c2C I can learn academic vocabulary heard during classroom instruction and interactions.
ELPS 74.4c1F I can use accessible language and learn new and essential language in the process.
CCRS Science I.E.2 I can use essential vocabulary of the discipline being studied.
→CCRS Science V.A.2 I know the processes of energy transfer.
→CCRS Science VIII.D.1 I understand potential and kinetic energy.
1. SWBAT understand and use academic vocabulary
Mini-lessons on design aspects and measuring
1. vocabulary quiz
2. spot-checks of learning log
Students must use academic vocabulary where appropriate to justify design choices and explain findings