STEM: Building Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees CCSS
This is a great hands on unit for K-2 students that is aligned with ELA & Math CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Students will read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and discuss what happened to the letters. Then they will work in small groups to design and build a new "tree" structure that can keep the letters in without falling out or without the structure collapsing.

***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***
Assorted pieces of cardboard, cardboard tubes, tin foil, magnetic letters, and white glue.

K.CC.B.4, K.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.1, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.K.8, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.8, W.2.2, SL.K.1, SL.K.3, SL.K.5, SL.K.6, SL.1.1, SL.1.5, SL.2.1

This packet includes:
Cover Page
Introduction and Objective Page
3 pages of ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards for K-2
Lesson Procedure
Building Trees Differentiated Self Assessment
Building Trees Differentiated Math Extension
Building Trees Design page
Building Trees Explanations
Building Trees Rulers
Building Trees Banner for classroom display

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Created: Feb 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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