EbD-TEEMS™: Grade 1: NxtGen (P259E)
Can You Hear Me? engages young learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century: How we are able to hear and process sounds. This First Grade Building Block in the EbD-TEEMS Integrative-STEM Curricula for PreK–6 integrates concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the environmental context of noise pollution. Science and mathematics concepts that are reinforced include the history of the telephone, echolocation, vibrations, and counting beats of a rhythm. By utilizing an experiential approach, students collaboratively investigate the issue of noise pollution probably something that students don’t realize is a form of pollution. Following guided inquiry activities, a design challenge provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful way as they design and create something that creates a sound and also helps them detect sounds.