STEM: Building Backpacks CCSS/NGSS
This is a great hands on activity for K-2 students, perfect for back to school. Students will read the story "If You Take a Mouse to School" and discuss what are some things we need to bring to school, the main one being a backpack. Students will discuss what a backpack looks like in terms of design, and then will create their own from provided materials. Once the backpacks are complete, students will measure them, and then test the backpacks to see which typical school items they can fit inside.

***Please note, additional materials are needed for this activity***
Sentence strips/strips of construction paper, construction paper, masking tape, pieces of cardboard.

This packet includes:
Cover Page
Introduction and Set up Page
3 pages of ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards for K-2
Lesson Procedure
Teacher Preparation Sheet
Backpack Poster
Labels for Backpack
Building Backpacks Differentiated Self Assessment
Building Backpacks Differentiated Writing Extension
Building Backpacks Brainstorm/Design Sheet
Building Backpacks Differentiated Math Extensions
Building Backpacks Material Total Sheet
Building Backpacks Testing Sheet
Building Backpacks Banner for classroom display
Mice to decorate backpack

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Created: Aug 17, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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