Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers
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03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s):: Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.
Design of a Door Alarm
10 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade
This grade 4 design task helps students learn about simple circuits by designing a door alarm.
Design of a Green Roof
03 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 lesson addresses standards related to plant adaptation and response to the environment. Students are challenged to construct a model of a green roof for a house.
Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band
This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.
Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel
13 Sep 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan Hubbard, Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie
This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and addresses topics related to the sun-earth-moon system. Specifically, this lesson addresses that seasons result from the tilt of the earth, which causes changes in sunlight intensity and length of day. Related mathematical standards address...
Designing Professional Development Template
08 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This template is for SLED teachers to design professional development experiences for other teachers. It was developed for use during the 2015 summer institute.
Designing Safer Roadways
03 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Kendra A Erk, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 design task focuses on forces, motion, and transportation systems by challenging students to design a roadway that will slow and then stop vehicles from running off the road.
Dog gone it!
08 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, Todd Richard Kelley, Chell Nyquist, James Daniel Lehman
This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.
11 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Kari Clase, Tahira Reid, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.
Earthen Dam Design Task
03 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Venkatesh Merwade, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.
09 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...
Hot Wheels Lab
25 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Nikki Rumpler, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 inquiry lab lesson plan, developed by Nikki Rumpler for the 2014 SLED Summer Institute, addresses the question, "Does the height of a ramp affect the speed and distance a Hot Wheels car will travel?"
This lesson, for grades 3-6, involves an introductory design activity to build a lifeguard chair from note cards and tape. It is an adaptation of a design lesson introduced by Engineering is Elementary called “Tower Power.”
Light Just Right
13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This 4th grade design activity focuses on electrical current and resistance. Students design a way to make a bulb light with differing brightnesses.
Long version-SLED Unit Plan Template 2014
03 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
The long version of the SLED Unit Plan Template for 2014-15.
Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity
11 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This is an inquiry activity, aligned to grade 4-6 standards, in which students design fair test investigations to determine the habitat of pill bugs (roly polies).
Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)
This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.
Short version-SLED Unit Plan Template 2014
The short version of the SLED Unit Plan Template for 2014-15.
SLED Unit Implementation Plan Rubric 2013-14 2014-15
12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This rubric will be used to assess teachers' unit implementation plans for the SLED project.
SLED Unit Plan Template 2015-16
This is the SLED unit implementation plan template for the 2015-16 academic year.