Driving Question

How does electricity work and how does it impact my life?

Project Summary

The students will create a design for a house using renewable resources, circuits, and electromagnets. They will write an opinion piece/proposal explaining why their design makes sense.

Key Knowledge and Understanding

What if you find out the power will be shut off tomorrow. What are you going to do? Come up with an emergency plan.  Students will meet with local experts to understand the concerns of power distribution.  Students will work individually and collaboratively to investigate electricity.

Success Skills

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Self-Management

Project Deliverables

  • Design using electromagnets.
  • Model of a green school.


Categories: Fifth Grade

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