Challenge Swap

ACTIVITY HEADER

 

 

 

Name of Activity

Challenge Swap

Author

STOMP

Keywords

swap, challenge, objective, materials, procedure, method, assessment

Subject

Non-LEGO

Grade Level

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9+

Time

1 Hour Total

Brief Description

Students will swap challenges that they design for each other and try to do the given challenge. The challenge must include an objective, a materials list, procedure, and methods of assessment.

Lesson Objectives:

- To develop and plan activities.

- To review previous skills.

Materials Needed:

- Paper and pencils.

- Additional materials to be decided by challenge writer.

Preparation and Set Up:

n/a

Procedure

  1. Have students create any design challenge they would like for someone else in the class.
  2. The challenge can have any focus or skill level as decided by the teacher. Give any constraints you want to the class.
  3. Have students create a materials list and methods of assessing his or her solution.
    1. Why does someone need to do this challenge?
    2. How will someone know if he/she has completed the challenge?

  • Tell students to keep in mind the amount of time allowed for completing the challenge.
  • Reference 1

    http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/Challenge-Swap-5.pdf

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