Not A Box

A Visitor For Bear

Lesson Summary

In our story “Not A Box,” our protagonist adamantly believes their box is NOT a box. That level of imagination is necessary to be a successful innovator!

Using a box, create a device/method to amplify a song being played from a cell phone and describe the physical effects of amplification.

STE or Math Standards

  • Science
    • 6.MS-PS4-1; Use diagrams of a simple wave to explain that (a) a wave has a repeating pattern with a specific amplitude, frequency, and wavelength, and (b) the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy of the wave.
    • 6.MS-PS4-2; Use diagrams and other models to show that both light rays and mechanical waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

ELA Standards

  • Write arguments (e.g., essays, letters to the editor, advocacy speeches) to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically in paragraphs and sections.

b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

d. Establish and maintain a style appropriate to audience and purpose (e.g., formal for academic writing).

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.


Not A Box