|Name of Activity||Whale Adaptations: Creature of the Sea|
|Keywords||design, creature, adaptation, ocean, problem-solving, sturdy structure, moving parts|
|Subject||Non-LEGO, LEGO Building|
|Grade Level||K, 1, 2, 3|
|Time||4 Hours Total|
|Brief Description||Students will use LEGOs to design a creature that is adapted to life in the ocean.|
|Lesson Objectives:||To apply engineering problem-solving strategies to creat a sturdy structure with LEGOs that has a least one moving part.
To demonstrate an understanding of animal adapations by designing a creature with features adapted to life in the ocean to help it breathe, eat, move, protect itself, and adjust to warm and cold temperatures.
|Materials Needed:||Sea Creatures Design Brainstorming sheet
Sea Creatures Design Worksheet
Our Sea Creature Paragraph planning Worksheet
|Preparation and Set Up:||Make photocopies of worksheets.
Arrange students in groups of two.
Distribute necessary materials.