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From Trash to Treasure - An Engineering Design Challenge

Resource ID#: 151262

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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This lesson gives students hands-on experience with sorting mixtures based on their properties. The students will relate these science standards to a real-world problem of eliminating trash in land fills. They will have to purchase the tools they use to create their assembly line to sort the garbage within the budget provided.

General Information

Subject(s): Science, Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 5
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Overhead Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 8 Hour(s)
Keywords: Separating Mixtures, Matter, Properties of Matter
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Problem-Solving Task Assessment
Instructional Design Framework(s): Structured Inquiry (Level 2)
Resource Collection: Lake/Sumter MSP K-5

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SC.5.P.8.2: Investigate and identify materials that will dissolve in water and those that will not and identify the conditions that will speed up or slow down the dissolving process.
SC.5.P.8.3: Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of solids can be separated based on observable properties of their parts such as particle size, shape, color, and magnetic attraction.
Annually assessed on Grade 5 Science FCAT 2.0. Also assesses SC.5.P.8.2.
MAFS.5.NBT.2.7: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.