How can you build a place for flying animals in Rapid City?
When was the last time you were outside?
When was the last time you stood and listened to the sounds of the outdoors?
Have you ever built something with your hands?
Winging It is going to provide an opportunity for students to get outside, connect with nature and build a structure that will hopefully be placed in a location that will attract their winged animal. Students will be expected to research, design, prototype, test and build a structure for their flying animal.
Students will identify the resources that are needed. Students will have to research the structures that they are making and what makes them specific for their animal.
The goal is to get students outside the classroom walls.
Observing the spring rejuvenation and animals and plants coming back to life after a cold winter.
Planning and prototyping their designs.
Building with their hands something from scratch.
Social Studies Component
Characteristics of Civilization - Improved Technology & Record Keeping
Brainstorm, Design, Build, Test, Redesign...
Sustainability - use of resources
Tables and Graphs
Solving One/Two Step Equations
Geometry - drawing straight lines, dimensional drawings,
Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding
1 - Lands and Environment
3 - Culture and Language
5 - Oral Tradition and Story
7 - Way of Life and Development
Using power tools - miter saw, reciprocating saw, jig saw, circular saw
Updating digital portfolio using Weebly
The students will be expected to identify and contact the people in our community that could have a positive influence on their learning of the essential pieces of the challenging question.
The product will be identified by the students as they take an active role in their learning process.