This is a computer science lesson plan created by educators in the South Sanpete School District. Students will use seven KEVA planks and their creativity to build items specified by the teacher. The lesson is designed for kindergarten and includes modifications for grades 1-4.
This hands-on activity helps students develop spatial sense and scaling concepts. Students use interlocking cubes to build first a chair and then a table of appropriate size for the chair. The student goes on to build two other sets of chairs and tables to make three different sizes in all. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, and ideas for extension.
In this lesson students will be learning about 3-D shapes. They watch a video about 3-D shape and how to describe those shapes by identifying the number of faces those shapes have. Students will then either find examples of 3-D shapes in the classroom and photograph them or they will create 3-D shapes using toothpicks and playdough.Image Citation: Picture taken by Amanda Lawing