A video of 3rd grade students planning the water source and usage for their PBL units. Our Aqua Adventure project through First Lego League is being tied into the PBL.
"We did the Engineering Design Process with the following problem:
How do we get dirty water clean?
This is related to our current PBL about Rebuilding after Disasters, Hurricane Maria has caused a clean water shortage in Puerto Rico.
Students worked alone and then in collaborative groups to develop a water filter that would clean dirty water.
We revisited and made improvements after creating our models."
"To help us learn about adaptations, parent (former science teacher) helped us with a lesson on how peppered moths adapted to fit the changing environment during the Industrial Revolution. Students explored how peppered moths used camouflage to blend in with lichen on trees but gradually changed to all black once trees were covered with soot from factories. They graphed data for pre and post Industrial Revolution and predicted how many moths adapted back to a cleaner, natural environment once standards were in place to cut down on air pollution."
"Students are learning about weather instruments. We are also learning about EDP. Students are grouped into planners, builders, and improvers. This girl has drawn plans for making an anemometer. She is taking a photo in Seesaw. Her team's builder will use her plans to make an anemometer."