ST 1.6

ST1.6 The interdisciplinary problem-based curriculum includes a focus on real world applications.

1st Grade
After several weeks of reading fiction and nonfiction books about apples in the ELA block, the students created an orchard of red and green apples. The students had the challenge of creating a tool or device that would be able to pick the apples from the apple tree without using their hands. The students were given paper and tape to create their apple picking device. Each student was given two attempts to pick an apple. After the first attempt, the students had to rethink and revise their device based on the data they collected. They were challenged to see if they could pick two apples on the second attempt.
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