Group Work - Invent a New Sport or Game

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This lesson will give students the opportunity to use communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills. Their groups will brainstorm and work together to create a new sport or game.

This would be a great lesson to schedule before our Engineering Design Process and Reverse Engineering lessons. (Most appropriate for grade levels 3-8.)

Lesson Time: 45 minutes

Student Activity 1: Each team will invent their new sport or game, choose a name for it, design the field it’ll be played on, write the basic rules for it, and list the equipment needed to play it. Then they will meet with another group to get opinions on the playability of their game, before making revisions and writing up the final description.

Group work: Students will work in groups of 3-4 students. In order to save time, teachers are asked to create the groups before our Wizard arrives.

Please see the Nature of Science document on our WOW! in the Classroom page, under the Lesson Standards tab.