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. 

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Refrigerator Magnet Poetry

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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Animal Traits

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

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Flags of the World Google Slides

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

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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!

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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. 

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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

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Makey Makey - Simple Circuits

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

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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.

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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.

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I See Your Angle and You're Right!

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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