ANIMAL MASHUP CHALLENGE

Download Animal Mashup Challenge PowerPoint for more details and examples at the following link Animal Mashup PPT.  The gist of the challenge is as follows:

•  Explore the San Diego Zoo Kids website at https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/index.php/animals to learn about different animals.

•  Create your own new creature from a mashup of two animals. Draw and color a picture of your creation, or make it on your computer using Wixie, PowerPoint, or any other program. Then, give your new animal a name.  Take it to the next level by creating an information page on your new animal for the San Diego Zoo using Adobe Spark, PowerPoint, or other program.

•  Hop over to FlipGrid to show us your picture and tell us about it. https://flipgrid.com/2c15122d.
EXPLORE

Virtual Earth Week in PWCS
Click here to access the Virtual Earth Week Calendar below to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by participating in a Virtual Spirit Week of Sustainability and STEM-related activities.  Links are available on the pdf.

MATH GAME (Grade 1-3) Week of April 20

Math Bowling
 
Create bowling pins by writing the numbers 1 to 10 in a triangle.  Roll 3 dice. Use any operations and combination of the 3 numbers to “knock down” as many pins as you can.  You can only use each number once.  Make is more challenging by using all three numbers for every equation.  If you knock down all the numbers, you get a strike.  If you can't know them all down, roll the dice again and see if you can pick up a "spare" by knocking down the remaining numbers.  See example below.

                                                                                                        
                                                                                                        
Possible Solutions:
3 + 1 + 5 = 9            3 + 1 = 4             5 - 3 = 2        5 - 3 - 1 = 1              3 x 1 = 3    
MATH GAME (Grades 4 and 5) Week of April 20

Math Bowling
 
Create bowling pins by writing the numbers 1 to 10 in a triangle.  Roll 4 dice. Use any operations and combination of all 4 numbers to “knock down” as many pins as you can.  You can only use each number once in an equation.  Remember order of operations.  If you knock down all the numbers, you get a strike.  If you can't know them all down, roll the dice again and see if you can pick up a "spare" by knocking down the remaining numbers.  See example below.

                                                                                                        
Dice rolled:  3     5      4      1                                                                                                        

Possible Solutions:
(3 x 5) / (4 + 1) = 3          (5 + 3) / (4 + 1) = 2        ((5-3) x 4) + 1 = 9          (5 + 3) - (4 x 1) = 4   
STEAM CHALLENGE (Week of April 20)

Think Like an Engineer!

Use the Engineer Design Process to solve a problem and try to improve upon a design. 

CHALLENGE!  What is the tallest freestanding structure you can build with 20 marshmallows and 25 toothpicks? When you finish, go to Flipgrid Marshmallow Tower Challenge and show us a video of your final structure.  Be sure to measure it and tell us how tall your structure is.

Materials: 

20 Marshmallows
25 Toothpicks
Ruler


Engineer Design Process:

Imagine--Brainstorm possible designs
Plan--Choose your best idea and sketch your plan
Create--Build your structure
Evaluate--Measure your structure and determine if there are areas you can improve
Improve--Can you improve your design?  Can you make adjustments to make it taller?