Week 4 – Blog Post

For my activity I would teach students different simple machines, their function and purpose.  I would use Tinkercad software so students can create their own simple machines.  First, during creation I will recreate the simple machines and make it available on Tinkercad for students to modify.  In the iteration step I will explain to the students the purposes and functions of a list of simple machines.  During sharing, the student will express their motivation behind the creation of their simple machine.  Next, the autonomy stage they have the chance to create a simple machine of their own that is practical and creative.

3.2 The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses. Key concepts include

  1. a)  purpose and function of simple machines;
  2. b)  types of simple machines;
  3. c)  compound machines; and
  4. d)  examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments.


Week 2 – Blog Post

Our group reviewed a third grade math SOL.  The content was being able to tell time and being able to to answer what the time would be in X amount of hours.  Misconceptions that the elementary level may encounter is differentiating between the minute and hour hand and understand morning (a.m.) and night (p.m.).  The pedagogy is thee students are taught in a large group with a clock, then broken up in to small groups with personal clocks.  They are then given more practice with a worksheet where they fill in the time on the clock.  Technology used is clocks, worksheets, pencil, and paper.