Grades:4_5

Pop-ups

Pop-ups made by Fifth-graders, Brooklyn, NY

Overview

This unit introduces paper pop-up mechanisms as a basis for learning elementary science, engineering and math. Pop-ups are three dimensional linkages, which can be made from heavy paper or card stock. Most students have already seen pop-up books and cards, are intrigued by them and would like to make their own. These materials develop spatial visualization, measurement of angles and distances, data analysis, concepts of symmetry and motion, systems thinking, design and troubleshooting.

Pop-ups Curriculum Unit

pop-ups 2014.docx