• QUEST - First Grade

    Week #2 Activities

    Non-tech activity

    Overview: In this activity we will design and build different structures that you can find at the zoo. 

     

    Estimated Time: 20 minutes 

     

    Activity/Assignment 

    Gather recyclable materials to help build your zoo. Examples of items: paper towel or toilet paper tubes, notecards, popsicle sticks, marshmallows, boxes, straws, water or juice bottles and caps, scraps of paper, etc. 

     

    Quick Things to Know: 

    If you are unable to print the zoo cards you may just view them online. If you do not have animals at home and cannot print the animal’s cards feel free to get creative and make your own animals out of recyclable materials! 

     

    Tasks 

    1. Print or view the zoo cards to start building your zoo. 
    2. Challenge yourself and see how many cards you can follow. 
    3. Get as creative as you can and if possible, seesaw or email your finished zoo to your QUEST and/or homeroom teacher!

    Materials: Click here for Zoo Cards

    Method of Communication 

    Your choice: Share with someone at home or email a picture to your QUEST teacher. 

     

     

    Technology Activity

    Overview: To develop problem solving skills through coding using trial and error to solve challenges 

    Estimated Time:  20 minutes 

    Activity/Assignment:  Explore different activities with Code.org 

    Quick things to know: 

    • Code.org is a free website. 
    • You can click on the links below to open the tasks. 

     

    Tasks:  

    1. Click on the Links below. 
    2. Complete the activities for the challenge. 

    Links/Activities: 

     

    Method of Communication: Share with someone at home. 

     

    Week #1 Activities

    Option 1 - Non-Technology Activity 

    Overview :

    First Grade students are getting very good at identifying problems in stories and helping the characters come up with solutions!  In this activity we will help the Three Little Pigs design and build a house that will stay strong EVEN when The BIG BAD Wolf tries his best to blow it down!

     

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes   

     

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment  

    • Have a parent share the story of The Three Little Pigs with you. They can share from memory or look online. Next, imagine how to build a strong house out of recycled items you have in your house. Examples of items: boxes, straws, paper towel or toilet paper tubes, water or juice bottles and caps, scraps of paper, etc. 
    • Draw and label your design on the planning sheet.
    • Build your design.
    • Test your design and record whether or not your house stays standing.
    • For fun, try using a blow dryer like we did for Humpty Dumpty in QUEST.
    • Take pictures or video of your test!

     

    Quick things to know 

    Don't forget to have a plan! Take a few minutes to draw, label, and share your plan with someone at your house before you begin building!

     

    Tasks  

    1. Read or Listen to The Three Little Pigs or have your family tell you that story.
    2. Imagine a way to build a sturdy house for the Pigs in the story with items you have at home.
    3. Plan and draw your house on the planning sheet or paper.
    4. Create your house and have fun!
    5. Test your house using a hairdryer, fan, yourself, or all three!
    6. Record your data as you test.

     

    Method of Communication:

    Your choice: Share with someone at home or bring your planning and test sheets to school when you return.  

     

    Option 2 - Technology Based Option

    Overview: To develop problem solving skills through coding using trial and error to solve challenges

    Estimated Time:  20 minutes

    Activity/Assignment:  Explore different activities with Code.org

    Quick things to know:

    • If you like Kodable, you are going to LOVE www.code.org!!!
    • www.code.org is a free website.
    • You can copy and paste the links below into the address bar to open the tasks.

    Tasks:

    1. Copy and then paste the blue Links below.
    2. Complete the activities for the challenge.

    Links/Activities:

     

    Method of Communication: Share with someone at home.