December IDL Offerings

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When scheduling an IDL, please include the following:
  • Teacher’s first and last name
  • Teacher’s email address
  • Building name
  • Grade level
  • Number of students
  • Program title
  • Date and Time (first choice and second choice)
                     Dates and times available:
                     December 20 – 2:15-3:00
                      December 21 – 12:15-1:00, 1:15-2:00
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the lessons and the limited amount of days available in December,
these topics will be available again in January along with additional programs.

 

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.

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.
  • G.1 25 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
  • G.2 25 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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