# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Making it Big

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 Author: Mary Boyce System: Eufaula City School: Eufaula City Board Of Education And Author: Organization: The event this resource created for: NASA
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 34219 Title: Making it Big Overview/Annotation: This lesson will allow students to investigate how to create new and creative structures using small pieces.This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 2 3 ) Demonstrate and explain how structures made from small pieces (e.g., linking cubes, blocks, building bricks, creative construction toys) can be disassembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures. Insight Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCrosscutting Concepts: Energy and MatterDisciplinary Core Idea: Matter and Its InteractionsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Demonstrate the disassembling of a structure into small pieces. Demonstrate the rearranging of the same small pieces into a new and different structure. Explain orally or in writing how the structure was disassembled and reassembled into a new and different structure.Teacher Vocabulary:Demonstrate Explain Structure Pieces Disassemble Rearrange DifferentKnowledge:Students know: Different properties are suited for different purposes. A great variety of objects can be built up from a small set of pieces. Structures can be disassembled and rearranged into new and different structures.Skills:Students are able to: Disassemble a structure into small pieces. Assemble a new structure using the same small pieces. Provide a written and/or oral explanation that correlates with a demonstration detailing the characteristics of the new object or objects.Understanding:Students understand that: Structures may be broken into smaller pieces and a new structure, that is different in size or shape, can be formed from the same pieces.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: Matter Solids and Liquids, FOSS NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: E4.6: Some Earth materials have properties either in their present form or after design and modification that make them useful in solving human problems and enhancing the quality of life, as in the case of materials used for building or fuels used for heating and transportation. NAEP Statement:: P4.4: Some objects are composed of a single substance; others are composed of more than one substance. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.2.3 Participate in building then disassembling structures to make new structures.

Local/National Standards:

2-PS1-3. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will investigate and present how structures can be disassembled and the pieces rearranged to make a new structure.