WELCOME TO THE QUEST DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSROOM
There are a few options for you to you select from.
- Option 1: A non-technology option that is hands on and may require you to plan with a sketch and to build a final product with materials in your home.
- Option 2: A technology option that will require students to work on the computer to complete a task.
- Option 3: A LEGO challenge which has its own page under my Distance Learning tab. This is asks students to read LEGO adventure story and complete a build.
Feel free to choose the option that works best for you. If it is just not possible to engineer today, that is fine too! Do what is best for your family.
If any of my engineers would like to share their projects, ideas, and/or creations, please feel free to use the email email@example.com to send their celebrations to me!
I have also set up a FlipGrid account for the QUEST classroom. Use this grid to post your plans, ideas, creations, and/or coding games. Directions are below.
FLIPGRID SITE: HTTPS://FLIPGRID.COM/FB53BE5D
Overview: Plan, design build, and improve a ramp and gravity car
Estimated Time: 25 minutes
Explanation: Remember 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:
- You can use any materials that you have at home.
- There are no requirements or constraints on your final product.
- Use your imagination and creativity.
- You can also use the collaboration pillar of QUEST to work with a sibling/parent.
- Plan: Think about the following questions:
- What product could I invent that would make the fastest and most efficient gravity car?
- What designs or building structures am I interested in?
- What can I make that car and ramp out of?
- What can I make that would help me organize my stuff, improve my design, and make the most interesting and creative car design?
- Plan: Choose one of these questions or any idea of your own. Sketch it out on paper.
- Build, test, & improve: Use the materials you have available to build and improve your final product.
- 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: 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.
- Using an internet browser on your electronic device, go to code.org
- Optional: You can also access code.org through your Clever account.
- 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)
- Click on the words Hour of Code.
- From that new window, select an hour of code challenge to complete.
- 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.