This unit is designed to give 5th graders insight into how engineers in a real-world setting use data to make informed decisions. A secondary goal is to give our students exposure to alternative energy and its potential uses within our community. In this 18 week problem-based unit, all 5th Grade content area teachers will devote time to: research, writing, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and using technology to record and convey information. This unit culminates with our students building a model of an alternative energy concept with a variety of options: solar panels, solar pumps, wind powered generators and a variety of maker- space supplies.

River Eves Elementary