Build a Better World Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS_22021
Build a Better World Camp
Build a Better World Camp
Build a Better World Camp

Build a Better World Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS_22021
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Build a Better World Camp

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Number of Students: Up to 30
  • Number of Lessons: 12
  • Contact Hours: 12+
  • Additional Resources:  Camp Flyer, Habits of Mind

 

Highlights:

Building to Resist Natural Forces

Take engineering design to the next level with this up-close look at natural disasters. Working to better understand the elements at play in the world around them, Build a Better World has learners collaborate on structural challenges as they model earthquake stability, hurricane winds, system integrity and so much more on their quest to understand how buildings are designed to resist outside forces. Culminating in a final world-building exercise, this camp is a STEAM lava flow at its finest.

 

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms

 

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Optional Extension Activities
  • Materials List


Curriculum or Lesson Topics:

Curriculum Topics:

  1. The Engineering Design Process
  2. Strong Shapes
  3. Natural Disasters
  4. Earthquakes
  5. Landslides
  6. Tsunamis
  7. Flooding
  8. Glitter-nado!
  9. Ashfall Emergency
  10. Winter Disasters
  11. Typhoon Towers
  12. Building a Better World


Standard Alignments:

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Thinking Interdependently
  • Managing Impulsivity

 

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Productivity and Accountability

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

 

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

 

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • 3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • 3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
  • 4-ESS3-2 Natural Hazards
  • MS-ESS2-5 Weather and Climate

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.



What’s Included:

Build a Better World comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 5 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 650+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Large Storage Tub: 1
  • Medium Storage Tubs: 5
  • Azomite: 4 oz
  • Bag of Cotton Balls: 1
  • Bag of Lava Rock: 1
  • Bag of Mini Marshmallows: 1
  • Bag of Pea Gravel: 1
  • Bean Bags: 5
  • Binder Clips: 12
  • Bottle of Dish Soap: 1
  • Cardstock: 250 sheets
  • Clipboards: 10
  • Copy Paper: 500 Sheets
  • Craft Sticks: 100
  • Crayons (24 pack): 5
  • Cups: 10
  • Splash Block: 5
  • Flour (2 lb): 1
  • Glitter (0.1 oz): 6
  • Index Cards (100 pack): 7
  • Measuring Cups: 5
  • Modeling Clay: 2 lb
  • Paper Clips: 100
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 3
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Ping Pong Balls: 20
  • Pipe Cleaners: 45
  • Pitchers: 5
  • Plastic Bottles: 10
  • Plastic Containers: 9
  • Plastic Spoons: 6
  • Plastic Stirrers (1,000 pack): 1
  • Rolls of Duct Tape: 5
  • Rolls of Masking Tape: 5
  • Rubberbands: ¼ lb bag
  • Rulers: 5
  • Scissors (5” for students): 10
  • Scissors (adult size for instructor): 1
  • Sponges: 10
  • Spray Bottles: 5
  • Straws (1,000 pack): 1
  • String (450 ft ball): 1
  • Tennis Balls: 5
  • Tissue Paper: 24 sheets
  • Toothpicks: 800
  • Vortex Connector: 1

Note: Educators will need to purchase a bag of sand and a fan separately.



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