Rolly Polly is a Flexible STEM unit that it can be taught through various learning models so that your students can continue their learning from anywhere.
Each Flexible STEM unit contains these three materials:
- Teacher Guide- includes standards, set-up and other nuts and bolts information for the teacher
- Teacher Slide Deck- introduces the design challenge to students and helps the teacher guide students through the engineering design process
- Student Slide Deck- consists of student “notebook” pages that can be used virtually or printed out for student observations and data
In the Rolly Polly unit, students work in teams to design and test a rolly polly (a generic widget on wheels that will roll the farthest). Using the criteria and constraints provided, teams will design their rolly pollys by following the engineering design process and test them using the parameters and templates included in the bundle.
In addition to the Teacher Guide, Teacher Slide Deck, and Student Slide Deck, the Rolly Polly bundle includes instructions to help students construct their testing apparatus as well and templates to help test their designs.
This bundle is great for informal learning, hybrid learning or in-person teaching. It complements STEM notebooks and Engineering Design performance indicators in NGSS to provide a comprehensive learning experience.
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