Project Name: Creation Station
Grade Level: 1st grade
Number of Students: Approximately 22
Indiana Standards project aligns with: 1st grade language arts, science, and social studies standards.
List of Supplies
9 volt batteries
other building supplies
Lesson objectives: This is a station in my classroom where students can create a project or item to following up with a reading activity. The creations can be anything students want. They have to create a plan and be able to explain their creation and its purpose.
Hands on activity
Students can evaluate their own creations.
What could I have done differently?
What did I need to change?
What worked really well?
EXPLORATION: Students experiment with different materials and discover that items have more than one use.
EXPLANATION: How is this creation related to your story or writing? Explain how it relates to your book.
ELABORATION: Students will verbalize the creation process by describing what they did, what materials they used, the purpose of the creation, and the successes and failures.
EVALUATION: Students take pictures for their creation logs and can share their creations with the class.
“My students were engaged and excited to do these hands on activities. They learned the importance of needing a plan, some trials, and appropriate supplies. I love the fact that they were also able to talk about their projects and what they might try differently and what they learned during the process.”
Credit: Stacey Bone - Metro North Elementary - Wabash, IN