Fourth-graders in Karen Anastasi’s science classes had an unexpected addition to their life science unit. Legos! Throughout their unit, Mrs. Anastasi guided students through the engineering design process as they took notes and learned about animals and their habitats.
As a culmination, students were challenged to collaborate with a partner to build an abstract version with Legos of a specified habitat including the animals and resources within it. An additional challenge was finding ways to use the Legos to represent the parts of the habitat.
“I liked that I could be creative
while I was still learning
about things that are real.”
-- Student Tala Steinbrenner, when asked her favorite part of the unit.