First Grade Design Challenge-Trimester 1

Stem School

First graders were engaged in a unit of study about the community.  Students were learning about different groups of people and how they interact with each other in the environment.  Two groups they studied were workers and consumers.  Students learned that people work at different types of jobs and in different types of organizations to produce goods and services to receive an income.  Students were challenged to design a business that would support their community. Students were given the opportunity to be both worker and consumer and shop in their community stores.  Students were provided with limited funds to start up their business and earned and spent money as they chose.