STEM: Building Better Ears CCSS
This is a great hands on unit for K-2 students that is aligned with ELA CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Students will read "Horton Hears a Who" by Dr. Seuss, then will participate in hearing activities, and design a new type of hear that might help them hear better. Students will also look at and compare animals dependent on the size of their ears and how it affects their lives.

***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***
Paper plates, duct tape, masking tape, styrofoam and plastic cups, tin foil, colored pencils, markers, sentence strips, string.

This packet includes:
Cover Page
Introduction and Set up Page
2 pages of ELA and Next Generation Science Standards for K-2
Lesson Procedure
Teacher Tips
Building Better Ears Differentiated Self Assessment
Building Better Ears Sample Ears
Building Better Ears Headers for Thinking Maps
Building Better Ears Animal Comparison
Building Better Ears Hearing Graph
Building Better Ears Writing Response
Building Better Ears Design Sheet
Building Better Ears Real World Knowledge Informational Text
Building Better Ears Real World Knowledge Response Sheet
Building Better Ears Classroom Display Banner

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Created: May 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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