Laurel School third graders design umbrellas for pets using new science curriculum

by Contributed Content on October 14, 2021

Laurel School is implementing a new science curriculum called TWIG. The teachers and students are experiencing a variety of new resources including multimedia videos, workbooks, and hands-on activities.

In third grade, one of the modules is a 3-D Team Challenge for students to design a pet umbrella!  Students collaborate in small groups to make a prototype of their pet umbrella (attached to a stuffed animal) and a poster to explain their design. Students share and discuss the pet umbrella prototypes with their class.

Last week, while one was prototyping, one of our teachers heard a student say: “This is the best day of science ever!”

The third graders pictured with their pet umbrella are in Dana Russell’s class.


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