3rd Grade: Designing Monuments

Third graders spent the month of January studying earth materials. They explored different types of resources that come from the earth and how we use them.  Their design challenge was to understand how earth materials, like minerals, are used for monuments.  Students ideated people, events, and subjects that might deserve a monument. Then, using what they had learned about the properties of different minerals and resources, they planned and prototyped a model of their monument.