• Non-tech Option 

     

    Overview: Plan, design build, and improve a ramp and gravity car 

     

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes 

     

    ExplanationRemember our gravity car unit? We used QUEST materials, and now it’s your turn to use household materials to create your own ramp and gravity car. To make it even more fun and exciting, complete this with a sibling and race each other.  

     

    Quick things to know:

    1. You can use any materials that you have at home.
    2. There are no requirements or constraints on your final product.  
    3. Use your imagination and creativity.
    4. You can also use the collaboration pillar of QUEST to work with a sibling/parent. 

     

    Tasks:   

    1. Plan: Think about the following questions: 
    1. What product could I invent that would make the fastest and most efficient gravity car? 
    1. What designs or building structures am I interested in? 
    1. What can I make that car and ramp out of? 
    1. What can I make that would help me organize my stuff, improve my design, and make the most interesting and creative car design?   
    1. Plan: Choose one of these questions or any idea of your own. Sketch it out on paper.  
    1. Build, test, & improve: Use the materials you have available to build and improve your final product.  
    1. Share: Present your final product to someone in your house or share with your QUEST teacher via Twitter, SeeSaw, or e-mail.  

     

     4th grade Tech Option 

     

     

    Overview: Tocomplete coding challenges usingblocklycode.   

     

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes 

     

    Explanation: You will useyourcritically thinking and problem-solvingskillstocreativelysolve coding challenges on code.org. 

     

    Quick things to know:You will need a device to access the internet.    

     

    Tasks: 

    1. Using an internet browser on your electronic device, go to code.org   
    1. Optional: You can also access code.org through your Clever account.   
    1. From that main page,scroll down the pageuntilyou see the Hour of Codeoption. (it has an image of Minecraft characters above it) 
    1. Click on the words Hour of Code.   
    1. From that new window,select an hour of code challenge to complete.   
    1. You do not need to finish the hour of code challenge.   

     

     

    Method of Communication:If you choose to complete all the levels, show your certificate to someone at home or you can print and bring it to your QUEST teacher.   

  • Day 1 

    Non-tech Option 

     

    Overview: Design and engineer a helping hand 

     

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes 

     

    Explanation: Make a device that lets you grab different objects and drop them into a container that’s at least 2 feet away from you.  For this challenge, you will use materials that you have at home, examples could include LEGOs, rolled newspapers, cardboard, recyclable materials, toothpicks, tape, etc. 

     

    Quick things to know: You can use any materials that you have at home. There are no requirements or constraints on your final product.  Be sure to check with a parent before you begin to build. 

     

    Tasks:   

    1. Plan: Draw a sketch of the helping hand you would like to build.  Label the sketch showing the materials you will use. How will your grabbing device open and close so it can grip an object and let go?  
    1. Build, test, & improve: Use the materials you have available to build and improve your helping hand.   
    1. Share: Present your final design to someone in your house or share with your QUEST teacher.   

     

    Method of Communication: Share with someone at home, or take a picture and share it with your QUEST teacher through email.   

     


     

    Technology Option: 

     

    Overview: To complete coding challenges using blockly code.   

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes  

    Explanation: You will use your critically thinking and problem-solving skills to creatively solve coding challenges on code.org.  

    Quick things to know: You will need a device to access the internet.    

    Tasks:  

    1. Using an internet browser on your electronic device, go to code.org   
    1. Optional: You can also access code.org through your Clever account.   
    1. From that main page, scroll down the page until you see the Hour of Code option. (it has an image of Minecraft characters above it)  
    1. Click on the words Hour of Code.   
    1. From that new window, select an hour of code challenge to complete.   
    1. You do not need to finish the hour of code challenge.   

    Method of Communication: If you choose to complete all the levels, show your certificate to someone at home or you can print and bring it to your QUEST teacher.