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Maine's Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/ Recycle S.T.E.A.M Challenge

Coreysha Stone, Chewonki Elementary and Middle School, Lincoln County

2020

3-5, 6-8

  • Science & Engineering -- Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts -- Creative Problem Solving
  • Visual & Performing Arts -- Visual Arts

3 days

  • 1921-today
  • Living in Maine

In honor of Earth Day (or any day), Students use recycled, reused, and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the Engineer Design Process to develop their ideas. Students use the elements and principles to analyze their prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills during peer feedback protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.

  • 1. B1. Media Skills - Students use a variety of media, tools, techniques, and processes to create unique sculptures.
  • 2. C1. Application of Creative Process - Students apply/ describe creative thinking skills (including the use of elements and principles) while using the Engineer Design Process exit ticket.
  • 3. E5. Interpersonal Skills - Students use interpersonal skills during TAG protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.
  • 4. ETS1. Engineering Design - Students apply/ describe Engineer Design Process throughout the project and when completing the project exit ticket

For each learning objective there is an assessment component that aligns with specific Maine Learning Results:
Did the student…
(B1) Use a variety of media, tools, techniques, and processes to create unique sculptures. Y___/N___
(E5) Complete the TAG protocol Y____/N____
(C1/ ETS1) Complete the Engineer Design Exit Ticket. Y____/N____

Modifications/ Adaptations:
Students create more than one insect.
Pre-made insect bodies are provided for students to embellish in their own way.

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