STEM: Designing Recycled Shoes CCSS/NGSS
This is a great hands on unit for 3-5 students that is aligned with ELA CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Students will discuss what they basic needs of people are, read informational text about how people around the world meet their basic needs, and then design and build a pair of shoes for themselves from everyday materials. The idea behind the lesson is not only engineering a solution to a problem, but becoming aware of how others less fortunate live and meet their basic needs in order to survive. Students will wear their shoes in a "fashion show" and will continue to wear them for one hour, to gain full perspective of how others might live.

***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***
Thick cardboard, plastic bottles, soda bottles, plastic bottle caps, string, duct tape, plastic bags.

Standards Covered: SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, W.3.1, W.3.3, W.4.1, W.4.3, W.5.1, W.5.3, RI.3.10, RI.4.10, RI.5.10

This packet includes:
Cover Page
Introduction and Set up Page
2 pages of ELA and Next Generation Science Standards for 3-5
Lesson Procedure
Designing Recycled Shoes Teacher Prep
Designing Recycled Shoes Parent Letter
Designing Recycled Shoes Teacher Sample Photos
Designing Recycled Shoes Informational Text
Designing Recycled Shoes Writing Extension
Designing Recycled Shoes Template
Designing Recycled Shoes Explanation page
Designing Recycled Shoes Student Checklist
Designing Recycled Shoes Directions for Building
Designing Recycled Shoes Materials Budget
Designing Recycled Shoes Self Assessment
Designing Recycled Shoes Posters
Designing Recycled Shoes Display Banner

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Created: Aug 1, 2016

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