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Book Character Project

Details

Space: 
inside
Time: 
4-5 hours
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Key Terms: 
Character traits
STEM
Opportunity Cost
Logo
Materials: 
Cardboard
Duct tape
Transparency Paper or clear plastic sheets
paint

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

Action figures or toy figures will never go out of style.  They are collectable and can be very fun to build. Your class will pick out a character from a book they have read and build the character as a toy figure.  They will then build a box, a company logo and a description of all of the character traits on a paper that is put into the box.

Student Summary: 

Your STEM challenge is to build a figure based on a character from a book that you have read.  You then need to sell that figure. You need to make a list of the character traits from the book and make sure that you promote those character traits when you build your figure.  You want people to buy your Batman figure but you need to know that there is an opportunity cost so you need to make sure your figure is better than others. Write down a brief description of your character traits on the back of the box.  Make sure that you name the character traits on the box. Show your final product. Show your company logo. You can make the logo on paper or on a website called Canva. Once it is done, paste it to the back of the box.

Lesson Phases

Book Character

Why did you choose the character that you did?
Description: 
Your STEM challenge is to build a figure based on a character from a book that you have read. You then need to sell that figure. You need to make a list of the character traits from the book and make sure that you promote those character traits when you build your figure.

Craftsmanship

What makes your character so appealing that someone will buy yours over someone else's?
Description: 
You want people to buy your Batman figure but you need to know that there is an opportunity cost so you need to make sure your figure is better than others.

Character Traits

What are two or three character traits that make your character worth buying?
Description: 
Write down a brief description of your character traits on the back of the box. Make sure that you name the character traits on the box.

Logo

How did you or your group come up with your company logo?
Description: 
Show your final product. Show your company logo. You can make the logo on paper or on a website called Canva. Once it is done, paste it to the back of the box.

Student Video

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