Lesson Plans
By IgniteSTEM

Game Theory: A Class on Strategy

Game theory is a field (a branch of mathematics, logic, and psychology) that aims to discern certain principles in interactions. This lesson will investigate game theory and its various principles and application in the real world. View the POWERPOINT.

Illusions: Vision and Perception

Vision and perception are very complicated processes, and optical illusions can be used to help understand the inner workings of perception. In this lesson, students will engage with various optical illusions and dissect them to understand the fundamental happenings in each. View the POWERPOINT.

Popsicle Structures

Students will learn how to create sound structures with using the basics of architecture. Students work together in small teams to build the tallest structure. Students should use triangles as well as cross beams and should draw out a basic plan before starting to build. View the POWERPOINT.

Art in Public Spaces

The use of content and context in public art, getting students to view the ordinary with an artist’s eye.

Remix - Computer Science

This lesson provides students with an application of remixing, an important concept in computer science.

Rights Constructor

This lesson teaches the bill of rights as well as the historical reasons and context behind it. It also covers the modern connotations of these amendments.

Rude Goldberg Machine: How a Bill Becomes a Law

This lesson creates a fun, innovative environment for students to learn about the process of passing a bill. The abstract and creative thinking skills in their choice of material and mechanism help them tie facts and ideas to visuals.

Shakespeare in Modern Day

This lesson gives student both an increased retention and understanding of Shakespearean phrasing as well as an insight into the work of translators. Hopefully this plan will help students gain an appreciation for Shakespeare’s style and wordplay.

Understanding War: The Battle Plan

This lesson will help students gain an understanding of the most tumultuous, defining time in national history. It will focus on the geography and physicality of the American Revolution and its major battles, and also on the social dynamics of war — relationships between soldiers and generals, reporters and the public.