Building Structures and Exploring Shapes

This Building Structures and Exploring Shapes lesson plan also includes:

Forget the hammering, the heat, and the blue prints. These little construction workers are going to build, design, and develop structures using a variety of materials. Not only will they be immersed in STEM, they will learn length, height, weight, and shape as their prototypes are created.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Wearing a construction hat; read aloud to the little builders
  • Introduce lesson with Lego® and have little workers build something
  • Special treat: show a 15-minute clip or segment of Bob the Builder
Classroom Considerations
  • Materials will need to be obtained and prepared before lesson
  • Invite a contractor/builder as a guest speaker 
Pros
  • STEM-produced activities for preschoolers
  • Challenging and entertaining for little ones
  • Includes assessment and extension exercises
Cons
  • None
NGSS