Students as Teachers

Students in Mrs. Bussard's 4th Grade class learned about the phases of the Moon as part of Earth Science standard 3.1.c. As a design challenge, they took on the following task: "How might we teach 2nd graders about the phases of the moon?" After learning the phases themselves, groups collaborated and came up with ideas such as making a memory game, making a game that resembled checkers, and creating a poster as a teaching tool. Next they will get to test their prototypes with their 2nd grade buddies in Mr. Houghton's class. They were able to combine all the parts of our STEM by Design process into one project!