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TEK 4.23

(4.23) Social Studies Skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings. The student is expected to:

(A) use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution; and

(B) use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, identify options, predict consequences and take action to implement a decision.


I groups, students will create an object out of recycled material, give their object a name and demonstrate to the class how their object is used.

Materials Needed

-Inventor's Tub (plastic tub filled with recycled materials)

-Scrapbook paper, tape, glue, scissors, markers, crayons, and other art supplies




The students will form a line in front of the Inventor's box. Each student will have 5 seconds to choose ONE object from the box. After each student has their items they will take them back to their seats. Once all the students have gone back to their seats, the tables will have 5 minutes to make an object out of their materials (using all the materials the students have selected from the tub). When the time is up, each student will have 5 minutes to individually come up with a name and use for their group's object. When the time is up, each group will discuss their ideas with the group and the group will pick one idea, or combine multiple ideas, to present to the class. During the presentation, groups will demonstrate how their object is used, and tell the name of the object, what it is used for and answer questions about their object posed by other students and the teacher.