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A Night Divided STEAM Based Activities

$5.00

Details

Audience
Gifted, Homeschool, Teacher
Grade
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Type
Activities, Interactives, Projects
Pages
42 Pages
Subject
Arts & Music, Engineering, Science

Description

Influenced by the novel, A Night Divided, the S.T.E.A.M-based activities included in this product focus on the content areas of math, science, engineering, and art. Students will learn about historical events such as the Space Race, the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the work of artist Keith Haring, who used artistic expression to advocate for social justice.

Collectively as a class, students will use inspiration from graffiti art on the Berlin Wall to create their own piece of the wall. Using the novel, students will analyze concepts such as theme, symbolism, elements of plot, character analysis, and more, then represent their understandings of these concepts through art.

In addition, students become engineers as they design a method to dig through mountains to create sturdy and leak-proof tunnels; learn about simple machines in order to design and build a transportation system that can carry a load of dirt and rocks; and design and build a structure that will hold weight without collapsing. Finally, after learning more about the Space Race and how rockets work, students will build and launch a rocket.

This product includes the following activities:
Berlin Wall Graffiti Art (8 pages total)
Teacher’s Guide (2 pages)
List of Materials & Teacher Notes
Introduction: Videos and other resources about the Berlin wall and the artist Keith Haring who created a mural on the Berlin Wall to advocate for social justice.

Berlin Wall Mural Activity
Student Handouts (5 pages)
Artist: Keith Haring Handout
Cement Wall Piece: Option #1
Cement Wall Piece: Option #2
Cement wall Piece: Option #3
Berlin Wall Graffiti Art: Artist’s Note
Berlin Wall Graffiti Art: Rubric

Critical Load Structural Design (6 pages total)
Teacher’s Guide (3 pages)
List of Materials & Teacher Notes
Day 1: Introduction, or review, of structural engineering, efficiency ratings, & critical load; Planning
Day 2: Construction, Testing, Present & Evaluate
Student Handouts (3 pages)
Student Planning Sheet
Student Construction & Testing Sheet
Student Evaluation Sheet

Tunneling Through (8 pages total)
Teacher’s Guide (4 pages)
List of Materials & Teacher Notes
Day 1: Introduction: Hook, Information about Mountain Tunneling, Planning
Day 2: Construction
Day 3: Testing & Evaluate
Student Handouts (3 pages)
Student Planning Sheet
Student Evaluation Sheet (2 pages)
Rubric (1 page)

Wheeling Weight (8 pages total)
Teacher’s Guide (4 pages)
List of Materials & Teacher Notes
Day 1: Introduction: Information about Simple Machines & Planning
Day 2: Construction & Testing
Day 3: Evaluate
Student Handouts (4 pages)
Student Planning Sheet
Student Construction & Testing Sheet
Student Evaluation Sheet (2 pages)

Rocket Launch (6 pages total)
Teacher’s Guide (3 pages)
List of Materials & Teacher Notes
Building Background: Videos and other resources on the Space Race and the Cold War.
Day 1: Mini Lesson: Information and videos about how rockets work & Construction
Day 2: Testing & Evaluate
Student Handouts (3 pages)
Student Construction Sheet
Student Testing Sheet
Student Evaluation Sheet
Influenced by the novel, A Night Divided, the S.T.E.A.M-based activities included in this product focus on the content... read more

A Night Divided STEAM Based Activities

$5.00