We are nearing the end of the school year. However, that does not mean the learning should slow down! Of course, there are skills and units we still need to fit in before the final bell rings for the year. I urge you to use these last few weeks to plan engaging, interactive lessons that will keep the learning fresh and moving forward during the summer months. Don’t revert to putting in a movie and calling it educational!
In my science classes, we having used the Engineering Design Cycle all year during our weekly STEM challenges. Therefore, our last STEM challenge is a week-long challenge that will act as the final assessment of their science practices and take the students through the Engineering Design Cycle completely one last time. My students started the plan step of the Egg Landing System design last week, and I’m sure are eager to return to the project this week. While this project is certainly fun, it is also engaging and assesses the students’ skills we have learned all year. I am excited to see what they come up with and how far they take their learning this summer and into next school year.
How about you? What do you have planned for the last days and weeks of the school year?
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