Presentation on theme: "Design a Playground for your neighborhood!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Design a Playground for your neighborhood! 6th GradeExploring Engineering and Technology
2 Your neighborhood has contacted our school and told us that they need new playground equipment. We would like for you to be a part of the design team. After researching and learning about simple machines, you will design four new pieces of playground equipment, per team, for the school playground.
3 You and your partner will continue to research simple machines You and your partner will continue to research simple machines. After researching simple machines, your team will create a playground using the simple machines. You will use the Internet and information provided to you by LearnMate to research your simple machines. At the conclusion of researching, learning, and designing your playground, you will present your playground to the class.
4 EdHeads Activate Your Mind! Step 1: You will go to the below website. Click on the green bubble that says "Click Here to Start!" (just like the picture below) Go to "The House" and pick a room. Click on the different things in the room to learn more about simple machines. When you have seen everything in the room click "Choose Activity" and pick a new room to visit.EdHeads Activate Your Mind!
5 Step 2: When you are done visiting at least 2 rooms Step 2: When you are done visiting at least 2 rooms. Go the website listed in Step 1 above and click on "Simple Machines Glossary." Read about all of the simple machines. In a Word Document, fill in the definitions of the simple machine, and your thoughts on how it would be used to create a piece of playground equipment.
6 Step 3: Go to the below websites to learn more about simple machines. Dirtmeister's Science Reporters, Simple MachinesGrolier Multimedia Online EncylopediaMIKIDS.com Enchanted LearningProfessor Beaker's Learning LabsHow Gear Ratios Work
7 Playground Components Step 4: With the simple machines you have been researching, you and your team are going to create 4 pieces of playground equipment. Each piece of equipment needs to somehow use all the simple machines. Your piece of equipment can already exist or be completely made up. Be creative! Go to the below websites to get ideas. Look at the different types of playgrounds to get ideas of things you can make.Wow PlaygroundsPlayground Components
8 Step 5: Get together with your partner at your table Step 5: Get together with your partner at your table. Explain your playground equipment design from your chart to each other. Then, brainstorm your new playground design together. One person should be the recorder and write down all of the ideas. Then decide on the top 4 pieces of equipment for your playground. When you have your 4 pieces of equipment decided, draw a diagram of each piece in your playground. Each person should sketch a piece of equipment. Conference with your teacher to share what you have learned and the sketches of your playground equipment. Step 6: After your teacher conference, begin creating your playground model. Use the materials and options provided by your classroom teacher or students.
9 Step 7: When your team has completed your playground model, prepare for your group presentation. It should include:Description of the simple machines used in your playground model and how it works.Step 8: Presentations