by One Stop STEM Shop – NGSS Science STEM Resources
3rd – 5th Grade
Here is an engineering design challenge that demonstrates how to design a solution to a problem that uses the balanced forces of gravity and magnetism! Great for just an isolated engineering challenge or to integrate your science focus on forces- magnetism/gravity and engineering!
The “Design and Build a Fish Art Gallery” lesson encourages students to work in pairs to design, build, and test a solution to an artist’s dilemma of displaying his fish art in a way that the Art Gallery guests can view the fish from all sides (360 degrees).
He has hired the Matisse Engineers, Inc. to come up with a solution to this problem.
Unfortunately there are some constraints.
His Fish Masterpieces must be up and on display in 30 minutes, and he only found a few items around the art gallery that may helpful in achieving this magical display.
What’s Included in this challenge:
- Lesson Plan with NGSS Standards, Objectives, Learner Outcomes, Differentiation, —Potential Scaffolding and Assessment
- Problem & Task Announcement printout for students
- Diagram Templates
- Step-by-Step Description of Fish Art Display Worksheet
- Design Reflection Worksheet
- Magnetic or Not Magnetic T-chart
- Paper Fish Templates
- Engineering Design Process Rubric
Check out our shop’s STEM Notebooks to keep your students’ STEM Curriculum Organized!
Integrate Math by adding a budget to this project using our Elementary Engineering Project Material Cost Analysis
Here’s some other engineering challenges! We’ve got a TON more STEM resources in our store!
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