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Driving Question

What interactions with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf can expand kindergartners' understanding of shadow puppets in Asian culture and experiences with Western Classical music?

Project Description

As part of their exploration of Chinese culture through the Arts, students were introduced to different styles of Shadow Puppetry from China and other parts of Asia. They experimented with different forms of shadow puppets and decided to use black paper on white foreground. When deciding what play...

Subject

Drama, Language Arts, Music

Grade

  • Kindergarten

Driving Question

How can you design a robot, based on plant and animal structures, that benefits its environment?

Project Description

Students explored biorobotics using plan and animal structures as the basis for the design of the robots.  Watching clips of bio-robotic designs inspired students to think outside the box. Students also chose a biome in China to research and used the features of that biome to determine a...

Subject

Language Arts, Science

Grade

  • Grade 4

Driving Question

What materials are best to use when building animal products? How do engineers use the design process to create products? How and why do businesses decide what to sell?

Project Description

With a focus on empathy, students used the design process to create products and toys to meet the needs of shelter animals and pets. They reflected on their process and learning throughout the project in a portfolio. Students visited local pet stores and had pets visit their classroom...

Subject

Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 2