Eureka!

In this unit, I will learn how to collaborate, define research, read about inventors, paraphrase the inventions, plan an invention, and pitch my plan!

Driving Question : Could an invention change the world?

Episode 1

Welcome to Eureka

Opening

Judge Note 1

Judge Note 2

Judge Note 3

I will identify what it takes to collaborate

I will design a plan to share with my group

I will work with my group to build the contraption

Challenge : Earn the collaboration piece

Episode 2

Irate Mr. Edison

Judge Note 1

Judge Note 2

Opening

I will read about the different inventors

I will research the information needed

I will define how to be an introspective inventor

Episode 3

Good Pitch vs Bad Pitch

Judge Note 1

Judge Note 2

Opening

I will read about the different inventions

I will research the information needed

I will decide how these inventions changed the world

Challenge : Earn the research piece

Episode 4

Speaking with Style

Judge Note 1

Judge Note 2

Opening

I will read about the different inventions

I will research the information needed

I will decide how these inventions changed the world

Episode 5

Invention Breeds Invention

Judge Note 1

Opening

Team Inclined Plane

Team Screw

Team Lever

Team Wedge

Team Pulley

Team Wheel & Axel

I will read about the different simple machines

I will research the information needed

I will create a skit or dance to demonstrate how the simple machine is used

Challenge : Earn the pitch piece

Episode 6

Documentation

Judge Note 1

Opening

Judge Note 2

Game : How Many Ways can you solve it?

A category will be announced and your team must generate a list of ideas to accomplish the task.

Think of different ways to solve a task

Design and work as a team

Invent something for Professor Carver

Challenge : Earn the documentation piece

Episode 7

Failure

Judge Note 1

Opening

Participate in a collaborative discussion

Write an opinion piece on the usefulness of failure

Make sure to include information from what you've learned and what you already knew

Challenge : Earn the failure piece

Episode 8

Identifying Challenges

Revise or complete writing challenges

Write 2 short, informative pieces describing your invention idea

Students will share their ideas through interviews

Episode 9

Final Challenge - Part 1 : Invent

Write a detailed explanation of your invention, including an argument for its importance

Listen to classmates, provide feedback

Create illustrations or models and audio recordings to enhance the presentation

Episode 10

Final Challenge - Part  2  : Pitch

Present your group invention

Reflect individually and as a group on the invention

Write a reflection on the invention and thoughts on the project

Vanessa Sawyer - vsawyer@usd353.com

Millie Angleton - mangleton@usd353.com

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