Common Core Standards
3-5-ETS1-1. – Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
3-5-ETS1-2. – Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.7 – Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (3-5- ETS1-2)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7 – Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-3)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-3)
CCSS.MATH.MP.2 – Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-2),(3-5-ETS1-3)
CCSS.MATH.MP.4 – Model with mathematics (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-2),(3-5-ETS1-3)
CCSS.MATH.MP.5 – Use appropriate tools strategically. (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-2),(3-5-ETS1-3) 3-5.
CCSS.MATH.OA – Operations and Algebraic Thinking (3-5-ETS1-1),(3-5-ETS1-2)
NJ State Standards
8.2.8.ED.2: Identify the steps in the design process that could be used to solve a problem.
8.2.8.ED.3: Develop a proposal for a solution to a real-world problem that includes a model (e.g., physical prototype, graphical/technical sketch).
8.2.5.ED.2: Collaborate with peers to collect information, brainstorm to solve a problem, and evaluate all possible solutions to provide the best results with supporting sketches or models.
8.2.5.ED.3: Follow step by step directions to assemble a product or solve a problem, using appropriate tools to accomplish the task.
9.4.2.CI.1: Demonstrate openness to new ideas and perspectives (e.g., 1.1.2.CR1a, 2.1.2.EH.1, 6.1.2.CivicsCM.2).
9.4.2.CI.2: Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work (e.g., 1.3A.2CR1a)