The activities in this unit remain largely the same, but some have been reordered to improve the flow of the unit. In addition, there were two big improvements made.
-First, students will now begin with a real world event.
-Second, the Mosa Mack mystery has been moved to lesson 3 to align it more tightly with the rescue device that students create in the engineering challenge.
The Original Design:
Lesson 1: Mosa Mack Mystery of Saving Dullis, kids figure out the
Lesson 2: Rescue Tower + Analyzing engineering successes and failures
Lesson 3: Engineer a way to rescue Dullis
The New Design:
Lesson 1: Jeddah Tower Clip + Tallest Tower Challenge (previously called the “rescue tower challenge”)
Lesson 2: “Float your Boat Challenge” + Analyzing engineering successes and failures
Lesson 3: Mosa Mack Mystery of Saving Dullis + Engineer a way to rescue Dullis.
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We hope you enjoy the updated unit!