Module 1: Materials Science: Properties of Matter
Students investigate and classify different kinds of materials by
their observable properties, including color and texture. They learn
about states of matter and properties of materials including insulators
and conductors. In the design problem, Angelina, Mylo, and Suzi, are
challenged to keep ice pops cold during a soccer game – without a
cooler. Students apply their knowledge and skills to determine the best
material to solve this design problem and then evaluate how their
designs might be improved.© 2016 Project Lead The Way, Inc.
Burnside students exploring properties of matter:
Module 2: Materials Science: Form and Function
Students research the variety of ways animals disperse seeds and
pollinate plants. They expand their understanding of properties of
matter as they consider the form and function involved in seed dispersal
and pollination. Students are introduced to the design problem when
Angelina, Mylo, and Suzi are tasked with starting a wildflower garden on
an expansive plot outside of their school. To solve the design problem,
students apply their knowledge and skills to design, build, test, and
reflect on a device that mimics a way in which animals disperse seeds or
pollinate plants. © 2016 Project Lead The Way, Inc.
Burnside students exploring the form and function of seeds:
Module 3: The Changing Earth
Students explore how the surface of the Earth is always changing.
They are introduced to different types of maps and explore how these
maps convey different information about the world in which we live,
including where water is found on Earth. Angelina, Mylo, and Suzi
introduce the design problem when faced with the challenge of helping a
community threatened by a potential landslide. Students investigate the
different forces that shape the surface of the Earth and design
solutions to limit the impact of erosion on this fictional community,
which is located at the bottom of a hill that was recently destabilized
by a fire.© 2016 Project Lead The Way, Inc.
Burnside students exploring erosion: