LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set

Wildlife Crossing

Design a LEGO prototype to allow an endangered animal species to safely cross a road or other hazardous area.

120+ min.
Advanced
Grades 1-2
Teacher Support

Students will:
Explore the effect of road construction on animals and plants and imagine possibilities to reduce its impact.
Create and program a device to allow animals to cross hazardous areas.
Present and document your solution, and explain how the crossing has been designed with a particular animal in mind.

This lesson works on the following operating systems:
device_logodevice_logodevice_logodevice_logodevice_logo

NGSS
3-LS4-4
K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-3
2-LS4-1

CCSS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7

Student Worksheet

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Lesson Plan

1. Explore phase

Wildlife crossings are structures that allow animals to cross human-made barriers safely. Wildlife crossings include underpasses, tunnels, and viaducts. Rescue vehicles are also used in extreme or difficult cases.

Let students explore existing wildlife crossings, especially local examples, such as underpasses and cattle crossings. You may also wish to share specific examples of situations or conditions in which wildlife is put at risk and a crossing may be a solution.

2. Create phase

Students design and build a wildlife crossing for a chosen animal. They could also build the road or hazard that the safe crossing is designed to avoid.

Let students explore the Design Library so they can choose a model for inspiration. Then allow them to experiment and create their own solutions, modifying any basic model as they see fit.

Suggested Design Library models are:
• Spin
• Revolve
• Flex

3. Share phase

Students should present their models, explaining how they have designed
the prototype to allow for the chosen wildlife to cross safely. They could use research and portfolio documentation to support their explorations and ideas.

Assessment
Ensure that students explain why it is important to look after endangered species and be conscious of the impacts humans have on animal habitats.

Teacher Support

Students will:
Explore the effect of road construction on animals and plants and imagine possibilities to reduce its impact.
Create and program a device to allow animals to cross hazardous areas.
Present and document your solution, and explain how the crossing has been designed with a particular animal in mind.

This lesson works on the following operating systems:
device_logodevice_logodevice_logodevice_logodevice_logo

NGSS
3-LS4-4
K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-3
2-LS4-1

CCSS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7

Student Material
Student Worksheet

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