- Students will engage with one another to design, create, and build a mini golf course hole using recycled materials. Once completed, the students will need to explain how their hole works using scientific terminolgy such as force and gravity. This hands-on, fun, creative activity will serve as an assessment tool on what students understand about the concept of force and gravity.
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- Science, Physics
- Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
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Changes I made on my lesson plan due to feedback from classmates and the professor include clearly citing my thumbnail image, including a detailed rubric, including collaboration requirements in the rubric, specifying what recycled materials could be used, suggesting students bring in recycled materials too, explaining that a putter and ball will be used, and giving better detailed instructions to other educators that may want to implement this lesson plan. I also included the idea of having the students watch and enjoy this activity together by actively participating and playing each others holes as was suggested for a fun round of learning and golf.
Something I like about this resource is to use of real-life connections and a very visual way of explanation of force & gravity. Students will watch them around more carefully to observe scientifically to deepen their knowledge.
An opportunity for improvement of this resource is.to add collaboration rules for helping the kids do their sharing smoothly. Students will see their improvement through this opportunity within a designed circumference.
Something I wonder about this resource is.to add a side alternative to involve introverted kids who may hesitate to participate in this wonderful collaboration lesson.
One new idea to consider in the design of this resource is to record this extraordinary activity to share with your classroom again to help the learners watch and enjoy their beautiful application. They may discuss altogether to create new additional activities.
• Something I like about this resource is that you are using a hands-on project to assess student knowledge of gravity and force. It is an engaging and fun activity which uses multiple STEM skills.
• An opportunity for improvement of this resource is to have a rubric for teachers to use as they assess and for students to follow as they participate.
• Something I wonder about this resource is if the students get to use a golf ball and putter to try out their hole. Is the design of their hole showing force and gravity or is it the putting of a golf ball into their designed hole, showing force and gravity?
• One new idea to consider in the design of this resource is to have students show and explain their design to another pair of students for peer review, before building it. You could also have students bring in their own recyclable materials.