Lesson Plan

It Takes Teamwork!

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Using the collaborative resource, learners view a PowerPoint about teamwork, taking notes and discussing what makes an effective leader. They then engage in a fun activity to see which group can build the tallest structure using marshmallows, sticks of spaghetti, and other materials. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show a video of others participating in the marshmallow challenge
  • Challenge pupils to only use non-verbal communication strategies while building their structures 
Classroom Considerations
  • Gather materials for student construction activity 
  • Includes additional resources and references
  • Provides optional writing strategies and enrichment activities 
  • None
Common Core