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During this STEAM lesson, students will research and learn about Vincent Van-Gogh and his famous works of art. They will also create self-portraits with a 21st century twist in Google Drawings. Students will practice reseach skills, gain vocabulary and work on 21st century technology skills.
In this activity, students will be exploring and identifying equivalent fractions.Students will use Google Slides to review this concept and then they will test their knowledge by looking at fraction models and determine if they are equivalent or not equivalent. Students can collaborate with their peers by engaging in real-time discussion on Google Slides!
Students will review a clip of the Chicago Bulls executing the Triangle Offense. They will pause the footage, determine what type of triangles the team is forming in that play, and program the Sphero robot (using either Scratch or Java script) to execute the triangles used in the play.
Let's learn about the history of various countries across the globe! How do culture, geography, and history shape a community? How are world communities the same or different? Students will use Google Slides to share presentations about different cultures. Students can collaborate with one another to take on different components of each country. For example: food, language, geography, celebrations, attire, etc.
Let's use games to get our students thinking and expressing themselves creatively! We will explore how to create, share, and play a board game to promote social-emotional learning. We will take a closer look at how to create their board game using Google Drawings and Google Docs and discuss methods for engaging our students across subject areas.
In this lesson demostration, students make a gamepad using Play Doh. I show how to test the gamepad out with Scratch programs and also some online free games. This will all lead up to Game Design as students become more familiar with creating circuits on the Makey Makey board.
Students will use the Sphero Mini to explore acute, right, and obtuse angles. Students will learn about and be able to identify the different types of angles. They will then measure the angles, program Sphero to drive over angles on a pre-made template and determine what type of angle it is. In this lesson, students will review different types of angles and have some coding fun with their Sphero Mini!
In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini bowling activity with a math twist! Students will set up the bowling pins and use the Sphero to knock the pins down. Students will determine how many pins are left and they will subtract that number from the original number of pins. Additional "pins" or objects can be added on to make this activity more advanced. In addition, students can apply different math strategies such as addition, multiplication, and division to take this activity to the next level!
In this activity, students will use the Sphero Mini to follow a path. This activity will start by driving Sphero through a maze. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. This activity can be done multiple times for several different texts. Some of the checkpoints could involve characters, setting, problem, solution, etc. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero Mini twist!
In this activity, students will direct Sphero to a sight word that is called out. Using the Activity Kit materials, students can create an obstacle course to add to the excitement of this activity! They will need to navigate to the sight word, say the word, and use the word in a sentence. This can be adjusted for each grade level and can be expanded on by having students write the words, write a story with the words, etc.
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