Construction

Grade Five Pull-Out EXCEL Program

Unit Overview

This indisciplinary unit integrates geometry, platonic solids, archimedian solids and bridge building with all disciplines. All lessons are designed to stimulate higher order thinking skills, divergent thinking processes and creativity for gifted students.

Lesson 1: Basic Geometry

Lesson 2: Polygons

Lesson 3: Polyhedron

Lesson 4: Constructing Rectangular Prisms

Lesson 5: Introduction to Platonic Solids

Lesson 6: Tetrahedron

Lesson 7: Hexahedron

Lesson 8: Number Ladder Game

Lesson 9: Introduction to Soma Cubes

Lesson 10: Constructing a Soma Cube

Lesson 11: Octahedron

Lesson 12: Dynamic Duals

Lesson 13: Dodecahedron

Lesson 14: Icosahedron and Euler

Lesson 15: Loculus of Archimedes

Lesson 16: Building a Geodesic Dome

Lesson 17: Introduction to Bridges

Lesson 18: Three Classifications of Bridges

Lesson 19: History of Bridges

Lesson 20: Bridge Poem

Lesson 21: Creating a Truss

Lesson 22: Truss Experiment

Lesson 23: The Bridge Challenge

Lesson 24: Gumdrop Bridge

Lesson 25: Bridge Research

Lesson 26: Bridge Investigation

Lesson 27: Line Design Packet

Lesson 28: Bridge Building