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Lesson

The Science of Superpowers

By Mariama J. Lockington & Peter Calhoun Hall, 826NYC

In this superlesson, students isolate DNA, design planes, build lairs, and engineer safe transport to help a hero save the day. Students will also take technical notes and explore new forms of poetry.

Level

Grades 5–8

Type

Informational, Poetry, STEM

Commitment

4 Sessions: 2 Hours Each

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Lesson Instructions

Content Background for Instructors

6 Lesson Handouts

4 Optional STEM@Home Follow-Up Activities

2 Student Writing Examples

What Your Students Will Learn

In this superlesson, students isolate DNA, design planes, build lairs, and engineer safe transport to help a hero save the day. Students will also take technical notes and explore new forms of poetry.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Your students will create a backstory to explain the history of a character through narrative, prose, design and experiments.

Writing Samples from This Lesson

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