Lesson details

Grade
1
Subject

Science

Topic

Engineering design process-Grade 1

Science and engineering practices, processes scientific inquiry - Grade 1

Subtopic

Ask questions about criteria and constraints

Build and test devices or solutions

Collect and analyze data

Communicate ideas for possible devices or solutions

Communicate results

Determine if problem is solved

Recommended Technology: 

-Laptop 
-Smart Board

Other instructional materials or notes: 

-       Tape

-       Soccer ball

-       Popsicle sticks

-       Water bottle lid

-       Rubber bands

-       Glue sticks

-       Candy corn

-       Skittles

-       Erasers

-      Cotton balls

Engineering Catapults

Duration: 
2-3 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

The students will be able to: 
- Describe and Predict 
-Design a catapult with the given materials to explore their predictions 
- Test their predictions using the catapult that they created while recording their results 

Essential Question: 

What is energy? What happens when force is acted upon an object? 

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