5th Grade Science

SInce we are relegated to a short amount of time after reading and math take their share, full-blown engineering lessons are challenging, especially in a collaborative setting.  My hope would be to collaborate with my reading or math teacher to develop

a multi-day lesson that incorporates reading about an element in this fabulous book bt Theodore Gray, researching their favorite using this book or the ipad app of the same name, and then creating a replica of the element using selected items, or creating an element of their own, complete with atomic number and mass, properties and a name worthy of their discovery.  Then we would create a periodic table based on the similarities and differences of the elements discovered, or an alternate version of the one that already exists.