Lesson Plan

Exploring Systems with a Classroom Systems Hunt

Teach your students to recognize systems in the world around them by identifying systems that exist in their classroom.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify systems in their surrounding environment.


(5 minutes)
Systems and Heaps
  • Tell your students that today they're going to hunt for systems that exist in their classroom.
  • Review the definition of a system, which you can explore with your students using the introductory lesson in advance of this lesson. A system is a collection of things or actions that work together as a connected whole.
  • As a class, review the definition of a heap. A heap is a group of parts that aren’t organized or connected to work together as a whole.