Tunnels Library Lesson - STEM Lesson - Engineering - Grades 2-5

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This Tunnels Library Lesson introduces STEM and engineering concepts. Part I is a whole-class discussion of 7 reasons why people build tunnels, with real-world examples of each. Part II is a scrolling slideshow with differentiated scavenger hunt activity, lesson plan, and Recommended Reads.

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FAST FACTS

  • Recommended for: Grades 2-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a Tunnels read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.

THIS TUNNELS LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES:

  • 44-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 18 recommended Tunnels – themed read-alouds (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT and Google slide timings for digital bulletin boards

TUNNELS LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES

  • sign language: “tunnels”
  • group discussion of 7 reasons why people build tunnels, with real-world examples of each reason
  • tunnels idiom – “light at the end of the tunnel”
  • digging idiom – “dig up dirt on someone”
  • Library skills review: 600 Dewey Decimal section; call number; tunnels (and bridges) are in 624
  • Words of the Week: burrow and lava tube
  • multiple burrowing animals and why they build tunnels
  • earth’s layers – crust, mantle, core
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades 2-5.

FEATURED TUNNELS

  • Gotthard Base Tunnel (Switzerland) – longest and deepest in the world
  • English Channel (UK and France)
  • attempted bank robbery via tunnel (Rome, Italy)
  • Shanghai Bund Sightseeing Tunnel (China)
  • Chirk Canal Tunnel (Wales)
  • Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russia)
  • Bunut Bolong (Bali, Indonesia)
  • Nāhuku Lava Tube (Hawaii, USA)
  • lava tubes on the moon and Mars
  • Lincoln Tunnel (New York and New Jersey, USA)

DIFFERENTIATED TUNNELS SCAVENGER HUNT

  • 2 versions + answer key
  • Version 1 – students color the icons and objects as they find them in the presentation slides
  • Version 2 – questions about the information in the slides + smaller images to find

RECOMMENDED READS

  • Includes picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and 1 graphic novel
  • all have a theme of tunnels, digging, mining, or holes
  • total of 18 titles
  • includes small images from the presentation
  • titles are editable, so you can customize the books included for your library
  • All titles were hand-selected by a veteran school librarian for quality, diversity, positive professional reviews, and currency.

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