While the group is together explain each activity station, and then invite the students to work at their own pace through the various tasks.
Choose a mode of transportation. Write a story about a special journey you took using this transportation.Encourage students to use the books and the lists that have been developed.
Did the student communicate ideas relevant to the task?
Did the student use and spell vocabulary appropriate to grade level?
Conduct car trials in a corner of the classroom or in the hallway. Make a ramp one block high and measure how far a toy car will travel when sent down the ramp. Now change the ramp to two blocks high and use the same car. Continue to add blocks and compare distances.
Did the student understand the difference between the various ramps and distances?
Was the student able to rationalize why there was a difference in distances?
Science and Technology
Design a car park. Provide large sheets of paper and a collection of toy cars. How many cars can be parked safely on the sheet? Provide small boxes for the students to make multi-storey car parks.
Did the student provide adequate room for each car to park safely?
Did the student use the boxes in innovative ways to build a car park?
Did the student use his or her imagination?
Social Studies - Local Communities
Provide a list of local towns, villages or communities. Provide another list of goods that trucks could deliver. Invite students to combine these two lists into a 'log' book for a week. e.g. On Monday I went to _________. I delivered some ________.
Did the student differentiate between 'goods' and 'communities' ?
Did the student follow the pattern of the log book?