Students learn to draw three-dimensionally, design a blueprint, and create a model/prototype in order to solve a human-impact problem using inspiration from a chosen animal part. This project was developed to help the classroom teachers successfully teach the Engineering Design unit as well as a way to successfully incorporate the development of fine motor skills, problem/solution, critical thinking, collaboration, and confidence building.
CCSS English Language Arts: WS1.1, 2 WS2.1, 2, 4; SL 1.1, 2, 4, 5 SL 2.1,a,b,c, 2,a, 3, 4,a, 5, 6
NGSS: K-2-ETS1, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, ETS1.A
VAPA: 2.VA:Cr1.1, 1.VA:Cr1.2, 2.VA:Cr1.2, 2.VA:Cr2.1, 2.VA:Cr2.2, 2.VA:Cr2.3, 2.VA:Cr3