January IDL Offerings

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Dates and times available:

Jan. 10 – 10:00-10:45, 12:15-1:00

Jan. 11 – 12:15-1:00

Jan. 16 – 12:15-1:00, 2:15-3:00

Jan. 17 – 12:15-1:00, 2:15-3:00

Jan. 18 – 12:15-1:00

Jan. 23 – 2:15-3:00

Jan. 25 – 2:15-3:00

Jan. 29 – 9:00-9:45

Jan. 30 – 12:15-1:00

Jan. 31 – 9:00-9:45, 12:15-1:00, 2:15-3:00

January 2018

MAKE A FLAKE

Students will love this hands-on, fun math activity where they design a snowflake using geometric shapes. They will then use their knowledge of shape attributes to observe, describe, and collect data on their snowflakes as well as their classmates’ snowflakes!

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • G.A.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • G.A.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
  • G.B.4 Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/”corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

 

WANTS AND NEEDS

The holiday season brings the opportunity for kids to talk about what they want, but do they know the difference between what they want and what they need? Students will explore the difference between wants and needs as they decide what they will be taking to a visit to Grandma’s house.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Social Studies/Economics:

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences.

KANSAS JEOPARDY

Celebrate Kansas’ birthday by challenging your class to a game of Kansas Jeopardy. Find out how much they remember about our grand and glorious state and maybe learn a few new things along the way.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Social Studies:

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences
  • Standard 2: Individuals have rights and responsibilities
  • Standard 3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas and diversity
  • Standard 4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

 

WINTER MATH GAMES

Don’t let the start of cold weather get you down. Beat the winter woes with some fun math games that allow students to practice essential math skills. Teachers are asked to supply dice and large marshmallows.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • OA.6 1 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
  • 4 24 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

KANSAS JEOPARDY

Celebrate Kansas’ birthday by challenging your class to a game of Kansas Jeopardy. Find out how much they remember about our grand and glorious state and maybe learn a few new things along the way.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Social Studies:

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences
  • Standard 2: Individuals have rights and responsibilities
  • Standard 3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas and diversity
  • Standard 4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

 

LET IT SNOW

Prepare yourself for winter by learning about the weather for this time of year and what to do to stay safe and warm. Teachers will be asked to supply cans, ice and salt.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • 2-PS1-4. Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

KANSAS JEOPARDY

Celebrate Kansas’ birthday by challenging your class to a game of Kansas Jeopardy. Find out how much they remember about our grand and glorious state and maybe learn a few new things along the way.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Social Studies:

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences
  • Standard 2: Individuals have rights and responsibilities
  • Standard 3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas and diversity
  • Standard 4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

 

WINTER POETRY

Students will learn how to create poems to express their feelings about winter and all of the fun to be had during this magical season.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for ELA:

  • Literacy.W.3.4. With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • Literacy.W.3.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

KANSAS JEOPARDY

Celebrate Kansas’ birthday by challenging your class to a game of Kansas Jeopardy. Find out how much they remember about our grand and glorious state and maybe learn a few new things along the way.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Social Studies:

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences
  • Standard 2: Individuals have rights and responsibilities
  • Standard 3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas and diversity
  • Standard 4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

 

SNOW STEM CHALLENGE

Who can create the largest volume of snow without creating slush? Students will use science and math skills to help them with this challenge. There’s sure to be a flurry of activity in this lesson. Insta-Snow will be provided by Greenbush.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • Practice.MP1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Practice.MP2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Practice.MP3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Practice.MP5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Practice.MP6. Attend to precision.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • 3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved

MATH-TASTIC GAMES

Learn a variety of fun math games designed to review and practice key math skills and have FUN!!!! Students will work on operations and decimals.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • OA.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
  • OA.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.

 

SNOWMAN CATAPULTS

Who can launch their snowman the farthest? That’s the question that will be answered during this engineering-based lesson. Students will design, build and test a catapult that will launch a marshmallow. Classroom teachers will need to supply craft sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons and marshmallows.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • 3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved

CHANCES ARE

Through a variety of hands-on activities, students will learn about probability. Chances are we will have fun learning.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
  • RP.A.3.C Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

 

SNOWMAN CATAPULTS

Who can launch their snowman the farthest? That’s the question that will be answered during this engineering-based lesson. Students will design, build and test a catapult that will launch a marshmallow. Classroom teachers will need to supply craft sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons and marshmallows.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
  • MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

CHANCES ARE

Through a variety of hands-on activities, students will learn about probability. Chances are we will have fun learning.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • SP.C.6 Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.
  • SP.C.7 Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.

 

SNOWMAN CATAPULTS

Who can launch their snowman the farthest? That’s the question that will be answered during this engineering-based lesson. Students will design, build and test a catapult that will launch a marshmallow. Classroom teachers will need to supply craft sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons and marshmallows.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
  • MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

TERRIFIC TESSELLATIONS

A tessellation, or tiling, is created when a shape is repeated without any gaps or overlaps. This lesson allows students to examine tessellations and their geometric properties while creating a mathematical work of art.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • G.A.4 – Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.

 

SNOWMAN CATAPULTS

Who can launch their snowman the farthest? That’s the question that will be answered during this engineering-based lesson. Students will design, build and test a catapult that will launch a marshmallow. Classroom teachers will need to supply craft sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons and marshmallows.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
  • MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.