Art and Engineering Activity Packet: Grades 6-8

Build an appreciation of engineering. Pupils in grades 6-8 learn about science and engineering in a set of three engaging activities. They build spinning tops, construct wind structures, and create recycled paper as part of an engaging STEM lesson.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Develop cross-curricular lessons with the art and science departments
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a variety of household materials
  • Knowledge of angular momentum and velocity is beneficial, but not necessary
Pros
  • Provides a list of discussion questions to ask after the lesson
  • Gives some optional activity variations
Cons
  • None
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