Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Where can I find this book? Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes  Book level? Level 2 (6+)

Captain Invincible is playing pretend late at night that he is on a space mission and is running into a variety of obstacles in the process. He and his dog Comet battle the obstacles by using shapes, both 2D and 3D.

STEM Challenges:
- sphere and cone game (sphere on a string and catch it in the cone)
- build a rocket using 3D shapes
- build a rocket prototype to clear one of the obstacles
- devise a way for Captain Invincible to escape the obstacle other than what he does

What materials could be used?
- paper, tape, aluminum foil, string
- solid figures
- recyclable materials

Other books/resources to supplement lesson:
 - Sir Cumference and the Sword and the Cone - higher level (radius, diameter, height, circumference)


Grade levels appropriate for this lesson: