Kindergarten
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a structural engineer, build a house that can hold all 3 little pigs at the same time?

Objectives Already Taught:
- Students will decide on an idea before building.
- Students will find ways to take risks while building.
- Students will communicate their ideas after building.
- Students will use a variety of strategies to decide on an idea with a partner before building.
- Students will effectively build one idea with a partner.
- Students will use recycled materials to build a toy with a partner.
- Students will illustrate build ideas on paper prior to building.
- Student will use directional words to guide a fuzz through a maze. (Kodable is an app that can be downloaded at home).

1st Grade
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a bird, build a house to hold all three of your eggs?

Objectives Already Taught:
- Students will build ideas based on a given driving question.
- Students will focus on constraints while building.
- Students will utilize effective strategies to share their ideas with a partner.
- Students will build a plant package to mail a plant.
- Students will utilize effective strategies to decide on and build a single idea with a partner.
- Students will imagine a solution, share ideas and decide on one single plan.
- Students will choose appropriate build materials prior to building.
- Students will use computer programming language to guide a fuzz through a maze. (Kodable is an app that can be played at home)
- Students will create a story using Scratch Jr. (Download the Scratch Jr. App to try it at home)

 
2nd Grade
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a computer programmer, use persistence to solve difficult challenges?

Objectives Already:
- Students will communicate directions to a partner to complete a puzzle.
- Students will used common coding language to program a friends and think like a computer scientist.
- Students will share ideas and design on a build plan while working with a partner.
- Students will complete lessonCode.org to build coding skills.
- Students will build a zipline to allow scientist to observe monarch butterflies in their habitat.
- Students will create an ABC matching game for kindergarteners using Scratch Jr. (Download the Scratch Jr. App to try this at home).


3rd Grade
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a robotics engineer, design create your own unique robot design?

Objectives Already:
- Students will demonstrate an understand of types of communication as they work in a group. 
- Students will generate new build ideas using a variety of build materials.
- Students will use the engineering design process to build a wind-powered land boat.
- Students will build a working arcade game that included a simple machine.
- Students will create a maze for their sprit in Scratch. (Visit scratch.mit.edu to continue coding)


4th Grade
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a historian, create a marionette of a famous Virginian to relate an important event?

Objectives Already Taught:

- Students will work collaboratively in a group.  They will be able to identify the skills of an effective collaborator.
- Students will use build boxes to generate new ideas.
- Students will use the engineering design process to build a wind-powered land boat.
- Students will create a boat race game using Scratch. (Visit scratch.mit.edu to continue coding)
- Students will create a path to retell the life of the famous American they  have studied using an Ozobot.


5th Grade
Current Project:
Driving Question: How can you, as a landscape engineer, create a landscape to prevent erosion and reduce runoff?

Previous Objectives:
- Students will work collaboratively in a group.  They will be able to identify the skills of an effective collaborator.
- Students will generate new ideas using a variety of build materials.
- Students will use the engineering design process to build a wind-powered land boat.
- Students will create a model of a plant-animal hybrid.
- Students will create a working stoplight. Students will be able to identify series and parallel circuits.
- Students will generate a replica of the bee waggle dance using servo motors.
- Students will create a model of their plant-animal hybrid (login directions are in ClassDojo) using TinkerCAD.
- Students will add motion to their plant-animal hybrid using Hummingbird Robots.