Teaching pneumatics to younger students in grades 2, 3 and 4 is made easy with this Dragon Project pack. Including 6 detailed lesson plans, key objectives for the project for STEM, Social and Design elements, all printable resources, activities and successful completion certificate.
This project pack structures the learning to introduce students to pneumatics through independent/class based research into pneumatics, following by hands on investigations, explanations provided to support what the students are observed, further focused practical activities to investigate the use of pneumatics further before designing, making and testing their own moveable dragon head (with jaws opening and closing using pnuematics with either water or air (student choice based on their evaluation of using both in the focused activities.
This resource includes the following:
- Cover page and contents
- Resource lists to complete the investigations (syringes of various sizes, tubing, balloon, egg cartons and general stationery equipment)
- 6 detailed lesson plans, numbered and sequenced with reference to the included resources and worksheets, success criteria also identified
- Scenario - introducing the STEM project to the students
- Research and Planning Note Making sheet together with 6 key questions to focus independent, group or class research
- Using Air and Waterpower - Investigation Activity sheet
- Pneumatics - How does it work - Information and Explanation sheet
- Creating movement using Pneumatics - Investigation Activity sheet
- Creating and Moving Dragon Head
- Certificate of Successful Completion
Everything you need is here to create a whole day of STEM inventiveness and developing a clear understading of how to use pneumatics to create movement in younger learners. Our students loved this topic, and our completed, moving dragon heads - once decorated with paint, teeth, tongues and fire breathing flames (tissue paper) were displayed for parents and other classes to see.
Please view the preview to look at what is included and we hope that your students enjoy this STEM activity as much as ours did.