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4 Regions of California Project (Gr. 3-5)

Description

Students will work in groups of 3 - 4 students create a 2D and 3D map of their california region. They will program their robots to give tours of their region, clearly stating important facts relating to their region's plants, animals, geography, and industry.

Objectives

  • collaboratively research and create a map of their region
  • record important facts relating to their region's plants, animals, geography, and industry
  • creatively draw and create 3D aspects of their map
  • program Dash to give a tour of their region, using movement, sound, and lights

Educational Standards

Ontario

  • Grade 4 - Science,Habitats and Communities, Social Studies, Physical Regions of Canada, ELA, writing

British Columbia

  • Grade 3 - Science, Habitats, ELA, Writing, ADST

Alberta

  • Grade 3 - Science, Wetland Ecosystems, Social Studies, Physical Geography of Canada, ELA, ICT, Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts

Lesson Procedure

  • Class 1: Research (60 minutes)
  • Class 2: Driving Dash (60 minutes)
  • Class 3: Map Making (60 minutes)
  • Class 4: Programming (60 minutes)
  • Class 5: Presentations & Extensions


 

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