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.

Standards:
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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