Teqtivity Skills

3rd-5th Grade

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Living Things and Their Structures

Students go on an observational walk and look for living things. They will take notes of the living things they see and identify the structures they use to help them survive in their environment. 

Refrigerator Magnet Poetry

Students will create and share a poem in Google Slides by moving words on refrigerator magnets.

Engineering an Obstacle Course

Students will plan and create an obstacle course using household and outdoor materials. They will test their designs and share their findings in a discussion inside of Google Classroom and respond to other students.

Impact of Humans on the Surrounding Environment

Have your students use the Google Science Journal app to investigate how humans are impacting their surrounding environment. 

Plant Defenses

In this Teq-tivity students will learn about the different ways that some plants defend themselves and they will be able to compare these plants to the ones they see in their environment.  

Animal Traits

Students will learn about inherited traits that are passed down from parent to offsprings.

Binary Bead Bracelet Teq-tivity

In this activity, students will learn about Binary code and converting letters to binary. Students will use the knowledge to create a bracelet with 2 colored beads to represent their initials in Binary.

Self Portraits Van Gogh Style in Google Drawings

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.  

Forces, Push and Pull

Students will learn the effects of force (push and pull on an object) Students will be able to model what the two forces, push and pull, look like by demonstrating how they use them at home.Students will understand motion and what causes it.

Flags of the World Google Slides

Students will research a country's flag and then present their information in a Google Slide.

Find the Fraction

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!

Rocks

 Students will be able to describe and identify the different types of rocks as they learn about the different stages of the rock cycle. Use this activity during your Rock unit or if you just want to do a fun rock activity with your students. 

Digital Citizenship Teq-tivity

Students will learn what it means to be a Digital Citizen and learn about what they can do to be responsible members of the digital community

Triangle Offense with Sphero

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.  

A Journey Across the Globe

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.

Ciclo De Las Rocas

Este video lo ayudará a comenzar a hablar sobre el ciclo del rock con sus estudiantes. Los estudiantes podrán identificar las diferentes etapas del ciclo de una roca y podrán describir e identificar los diferentes tipos de rocas.

Social-Emotional Learning Board Game

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.

Rolling Down the Number Line Fraction Edition

In this activitiy, students will use the Sphero Mini to practice fractions.  They will do this by rolling their robot to the assigned fraction on the number line. 

Makey Makey - Simple Circuits

Using your Makey Makey board, you will complete some simple circuits by using conductive material, alligator clips and your fingers!

Makey Makey - Insulators and Conductors

What types of materials are conductive?  Join me as I demonstrate a lesson using our Makey Makey board as students explore the concept of insulators and conductors.

Makey Makey - With Gamepads

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.

I See Your Angle and You're Right!

Students will use the Sphero Mini to pratice creating, measuring and identifying angles. 

What's Your Angle?

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!

Bowling Alley Math

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!

Tell me a Story

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!

Sphero Mini Time Trials

In the spirit of friendly competition students will run time trials with their Sphero Mini.  This activity will give students to opportunity to pratice measureing angels and stright lines as well as code troubshooting. 

Sight Word Hunt

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.

Probability with Ozobots

Students will learn about probability using Ozobots and their device free Color Coding.

Knock it Down!

In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini driving activity! Students will work on knocking down all the pins as quickly as possible. Students will set up pins in individual spaces across the room, using the Activity Kit materials. Using rails and arches to “protect” the pins, students will determine which setting and speed can knock down the pins with the most force. This will lead into a discussion of motion and force as we engage in a unique activity with our Sphero Mini!

Multiplication with Ozobots

Students will learn how to multiply numbers with the help of Ozobot color codes.

Historical Timeline with Ozobots

Students will create historical timelines of different time periods with the help of Ozobots!

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Vowel Sounds

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Vowel Sounds category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero Tells a Story

Students will use Sphero to follow a path. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. For example, character, setting, problem, solution. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero twist!

Build a Home for Sphero

In this activity, students will design a special home for their Sphero robots. The purpose of the home is to "protect" their robots and to keep it inside without breaking through the materials. Students will use home/classroom items to build a space for Sphero to fit inside. From there, students will try to drive the Sphero and the goal is for the house to stay up.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Roots & Prefixes

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Roots & Prefixes category and associated to each specific color tile. This activity encourages students to use the movement and control blocks to drive over the color tiles, pause, and list words that fit the category. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Endangered Animals

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Endangered Animals category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Biographies

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Biographies category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero RVR - Animal Sounds Walk

Students work in pairs. One uses starts the program and the other guesses the animal. Using programming blocks, the RVR will ask "Which animal is this?" and use a sound block. If the driver student gets it wrong, the other student takes over and the RVR turns into a random heading and moves on. Also uses a Loop control block.

Sphero City

In this activity, students will design and construct their own "Sphero City". Students will be challenged to build roads, buildings, houses, etc. for Sphero to navigate through. Once the city is designed, students can drive Sphero through or even create a coded program!

Super Smart Sphero!

Let's test our knowledge with Sphero! In this activity, students will take a "pop quiz" by answering questions and driving Sphero to the correct answer. This activity will begin by have answer choices set up (A,B,C,D). From there, multiple choice questions for any given subject area will be assigned to students. To answer the questions, students will drive the Sphero over to their answer choice.

What's That Number?

In this activity, students will control Sphero to answer math questions. Teachers will set up number cards that will be placed throughout the classroom. Students will then be asked a question and students will drive the Sphero to the correct number card.

Color Coding with Sphero

In this activity, students will use colored paper to help program Sphero. Students will use the Sphero Edu app to program code blocks to specific colors. This will lead to a discussion on programming and how to completely change the path of the RVR!

Tough Terrain!

Let's explore how tough our Sphero RVR really is! In this activity, students will discover different types of terrain for our RVR to drive over. This activity will start by driving Sphero along a flat surface, and then adding additional "obstacles" such as grass, concrete, rocks, etc. Students will then determine if different speeds are needed to drive over each material.

Rolling Down the Number Line Fraction Edition for Sphero SPRK and Bolt

In this activity students will use the Sphero SPRk+ or Bolt to practice fractions.  They will do this by rolling their robot the the assigned fraction onthe number line.  

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