The first lesson I found came from "Teaching in Room 6" and was called: Legos + Volume = Awesome!
However, it was the final blog that I found while attending TCEA that helped me design a PBL lesson that combined my TEKS with the use of Lego bricks. The blog is titled "David Lee: EdTech.org" and the lesson was called: Minecraft in Education.
Using these three blogs/lessons, I was able to create a blended learning lesson that I created using Blendspace (www.tes.com).
Today, we focused on the first 4 boxes of the blendspace activity. Using the information provided, my students found the basic footprint for the home they were to design. By the end of class they had:
- Labeled the x- and y-axis of their grid paper.
- Numbered their grids.
- Created a scale explaining that 1 square was equivalent to 1 square meter.
- They used calculators to find an area for their footprint between 150-250 meters squared.
- Drawn the perimeter of the "home".
- Labeled the dimensions.
- Found and labeled the area.
We did finish off our day with a Countdown to STAAR.