2 AGENDA 8/29 WELCOME BACK! 7TH GRADE Role Paper Tower Challenge Planners8th GRADEImprov
3 Paper Tower Challenge MATERIALS: 11 pieces of paper Scissors 1 foot of masking tapeMrs. Davis’s Materials:Tape MeasureStopwatch
4 Paper Tower Challenge INSTRUCTIONS Build the Tallest Freestanding Structure.The structure will be measured from table top to the highest point of the structure.Use as Much or as Little of the Kit as you need.You Can Cut or Tear the Paper and/or TapeThe Challenge Lasts 18 minutes.What questions do you have about the instructions?
5 AGENDA 8/30 “School Stuff” Role Fill Out Planners Go over agenda & Learning TargetsSchool LessonsHallway BehaviorREBSSTEM ClassSTEM Class Expectations
6 School LessonsHallway BehaviorVideoREBSPage 9 in your planner
7 STEM Class Logistics Letter home to parents Must be signed and turned in BY SEPTEMBER 7TH.I will contact parents if I don’t receive by this date!SyllabusWhat this class is about & how it works
8 Respectful Excellence Be Responsible Safe EXPECTATIONS To peers, school staff and guestsExcellenceExhibiting Respectful, Responsible and Safe BehaviorBe ResponsibleBe on time, come to classes prepared, turn in assignments on timeSafe
9 AGENDA 8/31 “School Stuff” Role Fill Out Planners Go over agenda & Learning TargetsSigned Letters home? (Homework Turn in Box)Marshmallow Tower ChallengeVideoPass out Engineering NotebooksReflection
10 Marshmallow Tower Challenge MATERIALS: A bag containing the following items20 Sticks of uncooked spaghetti noodles1 yard of string & scissors1 yard of masking tape1 regular sized marshmallowPaper & pencil (supplied by you)Mrs. Davis’s Materials:Tape MeasureStopwatch
11 Marshmallow Tower Challenge INSTRUCTIONSBuild the Tallest Freestanding Structure.The structure will be measured from table top to top of marshmallowThe Entire Marshmallow Must be on Top.Use as Much or as Little of the Kit as you need.You Can Break up the Spaghetti, String or TapeThe Challenge Lasts 18 minutes.DO NOT EAT THE MATERIALSWhat questions do you have about the rules?
13 Engineering Notebooks Pass OutName on Front CoverIn permanent markerDid you bring a folder today?If so, put your name on the front cover in permanent marker
14 ReflectionsIn your Engineering Notebook (on graph paper) answer the following questions in complete sentences:What were 3 reasons that you think Mrs. Davis had you complete the Marshmallow Tower Challenge today?What did you learn from the challenge?What were some things you would do differently if you had to complete the tower challenge again?