This Month in GATE

December 2015

We are ENGINEERS! A Focus on S.T.E.M


Enduring Understanding: Systems have parts that work together to complete a task.

Essential Questions: How do I use a limited set of materials/resources to build a structure that meets my end goal? How will I make my parts work together to be successful?

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Grade 5

We have been learning about Westward Expansion and how the structure of our land affected the settlers. We read first-hand accounts as well as learning about obstacles of the trip by playing the Oregon Trail (available for free online!) Now we will work on building physical landforms and covered wagons that can hold the most weight!