Elementary Gifted Enrichment Lessons
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What Should We Have For Dinner?
Use evaluative thinking to make a decision about what to have for dinner.
New Pet Decision
Short Description: criteria to make a decision about what kind of pet would be best for your family.Lesson Presentation
Cloud Creativity – Part 1
Create an original art work of a sky with different types of clouds in it to show visual and inventive thinking.
Cloud Creativity – Part 2
Write an original fiction story to go with your art work from Cloud Creativity Part 1.Lesson Presentation
Use the creative thinking strategy of SCAMPER to invent something new.
Recreate an artwork using visual thinking, shapes, and items around your home.Examples of Recreated Artworks
Compare and Contrast
Describe how two items are alike and different by studying their attributes.Understanding Venn Diagrams
Invent a New Creature
Invent a new creature by giving it specific attributes, create an artwork of your new creature, and write a creative description.
Mystery Story Challenge
You are a detective hired to solve a mystery:
The Case of the Missing Teacher
Sort and Classify
You will sort a collection of items into groups and classify them according to their attributes.
Write clues for a family member so they can guess the mystery object, place or animal you’re thinking about.
Mystery Number Challenge
Write clues for a family member so they can guess the secret number you’re thinking about.
Grade 3 Lessons
Share Your Work!
Students will present their work to their family with the option to share with their teachers using zoom or a recorded video.
Coral Reef Reflection
Short Description: Students will reflect upon their work and new learning.Lesson Presentation
Coral Review Creative Project
Student will create a visual project that educates people about the importance of protecting coral reefs.
Coral Reef Written Project
Write about new knowledge regarding coral reefs and how this learning inspired/connects to the visual project.Lesson Presentation
Investigating ways to preserve coral reefs.
The Future of Coral Reefs
Reading articles and envisioning the future for coral reefs.Lesson Presentation
Article – Super Corals
Article – Coral Sounds
Article – Great Barrier Reef
Threats to the Coral Reef
Take notes on threats facing the coral reefs.
Coral Reef Diseases and Pollution
Take notes on coral diseases and plastic pollution.Lesson Presentation
What are Corals?
Defining corals and reef types.
Coral Reef Creatures
Take notes about reef creatures and
create your own.
Coral Reefs Project
Activate schema about coral reefs, and introduce the scenario for inquiry and creative project.
Importance of Coral Reefs
Students take notes about the importance of coral reefs.
Grade 4 Lessons
Create and Play your Golf Course
In this lesson students will create, improve and share their mini golf holes.
In this lesson students will reflect on the process of building their mini golf hole, and how to apply math to play it.
How does friction affect speed?
In this lesson students will learn about friction and speed is and conduct experiments.
Plan your Minigolf Course
In this lesson students will design their mini-golf course hole and draw a blueprint.Lesson Presentation
Introduction to Miniature Golf
Students will learn about miniature golf and compare it to the different maze designs they made in last week’s lessons.
How to Measure Angles and Slopes
Students will about angles and then search their house for some basic angles and practice measuring them.Lesson Presentation
Learn About and Make Two
Students will learn about different types of two-dimensional mazes and will create their own maze.
Learn About and Make Three
Students will learn about three-dimensional (dynamic) mazes. They will create their own dynamic maze and apply math in order to solve it.Lesson Presentation
Create your own Game or Sport
Students will create their own game or sport that uses a mathematical skill.
My Favorite Game Analysis
Students will learn how to write an informative essay. Then they will analyze their favorite sport or game and write an essay explaining the usage of math skills to play the game.
Math in Games
Complete a survey to organize knowledge of how math is used in games and sports.
Math in Sports
Students will research and analyze the usage of mathematical skills in different popular sports.
Grade 5 Lessons
Students will create a presentation for their project in PowerPoint, Google Slides, Word or a video.
Students will present their project and presentation to an audience and write a reflection on their process.Lesson Presentation
Design Process Steps 3 through 6
Students will design their project.
Build and Improve
Students will review their design and make any changes.Lesson Presentation
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Nanotechnology
Students will read advantages/disadvantages of using nanotechnology and create a T-chart with the information.
Design Process Steps 1 and 2
Students will review information that they have learned and start the design process for their nanotechnology project.Lesson Presentation
Students will read the research on different nanomaterials to use in their creation.
Students will read the research on different nanomaterials to use in their creation.Why is Nanotechnology Important?
Nanotechnology Scientists Research
Students will read and take notes on
Nanotechnology Scientist Research
Students will read and take notes on
Students will explore the connection between nanotechnology and chemical matter.
Students will review examples of how small a nanometer is and examine examples of current products using nanotechnology.
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