In this activity, students will work in pairs to doodle two cell models, one of a prokaryotic cell, and one of a eukaryotic cell. The students will build all parts in each model such as the nucleus, plasma, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, etc. The student pairs will analyze and record the differences and similarities between the cells.

In this activity, students will work individually to create a Rutherford model of an atom. Students will also work with a partner who will be responsible for double-checking their work for accuracy as the project is worked on. Their work will be shared with the rest of the class and displayed for other classes to […]

In this activity, students will work in pairs to doodle a forked tree limb, find the angles, determine the type of triangle created when a third side is added, and determine whether it is possible to draw more than one triangle with these given conditions.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to research a historic notable, isolate 5 of the most interesting research facts about them, and incorporate those facts into a wobblehead design which they'll doodle with a 3Doodler.

Students will make a poem based on pieces of published poetry and use the 3Doodler to blackout words and phrases. The remaining words and phrases will be used as anchors to construct new poetry.

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to lasso words together that create contractions. Students will doodle a lasso, use it to isolate words that form contractions and then doodle the contractions to share with the class. *Session 1 may be used for doodling the lasso. *Session 2 may be used for lassoing […]

In this lesson, students will work in pairs to design a Mama or Papa Spud-Head or their baby, Tater-Tot. Based on the Mister Potato Head game, students will doodle eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and hands in order to demonstrate how we use our senses. *This lesson can be accomplished in one of two ways: a) […]

In this lesson, students will identify the inherited characteristics of leaves, analyzing how 4 leaves of the same plant are alike or different. Students will identify the traits that make these leaves the same and then creatively disguise the leaves as totally new elements or characters.

The following holiday lesson plan provides fun STEM challenges for whole group activities. In the first holiday challenge, students work with a partner to design a Christmas tree and decorate it. They then attempt to stack it, along with all of the other doodled trees made by classmates, in order to make the tallest tree […]

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to doodle objects related to the winter season. Students will doodle these objects in different sizes and weights. The challenge will be for students to balance their objects, considering their varying weights and sizes.

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to doodle 4 tree branches as models of the 4 seasons, i.e., winter, spring, summer, and fall. This is a great activity for introducing a unit on plants, trees, or the climate of the four seasons.

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to doodle a seven piece set of mathematical tangrams. Students will solve tangram puzzles and then attempt to design their own tangram puzzle using all seven shapes, i.e., 2 large triangles, 2 small triangles, 1 right triangle, 1 square, and 1 rhombus.

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to design and create different parachute jumpers, as well as an aerodynamic parachute crafted with everyday objects, e.g., coffee filters and string. Students will make predictions, collaborate, problem-solve, test and retest in this hands-on design project.

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to investigate two of their five senses, touch and sight, and then identify various patterns using these senses. Students will doodle "sole-charms" for their sneakers, using the soles of their sneakers to create an interesting texture and design on a doodled charm, which students can attach […]

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to explore states of matter. Students will investigate water as a liquid, solid and a gas as they create ice-lanterns frozen in the natural winter elements outside or in the freezer. The results of this investigation are as beautiful as they are memorable.

In this lesson, students use the 3Doodler to design a template and doodle the optimal hockey stick, using shafts of different lengths and blades of various shapes. Students will test their hockey sticks out on the ice to see which stick can shoot a puck the farthest and with the most accuracy through a goal.

In this lesson, students will work in pairs to explore the buoyancy of water with boats that they've designed and created using a 3Doodler and other materials. Students will test out their boats in the water to see which one can float the longest.

In this lesson, students will work to try and solve 3 levels of continuous line puzzlers as stencils, then trace over the same path using a 3Doodler. Students will use problem-solving skills to trace a path in one continuous line. They may cross over other lines, but can never follow along the same line twice. […]

In this lesson, pairs of students will use the 3Doodler in an attempt to build the tallest structure in the class. In addition to the 3Doodler, students will be given either toothpicks or straws as construction materials. The 3Doodler will be used to adhere the building materials together. Students will use higher-level thinking skills to […]

In this lesson, students will work in pairs using the 3Doodler to create the two rings of a Venn-Diagram, as well as symbols representing the basic needs of plants and animals. Students will arrange the rings and symbols to correctly compare and contrast them. *One session may be utilized for doodling and the other for […]

In this activity, students will work in pairs to explore the size of wheels and their effects on force and motion. Students will work with a partner to design one small-wheeled and one large-wheeled racer using a clothespin and a 3Doodler. This design project incorporates physics principles in a fun and approachable way.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to identify shapes, and doodle a set of 3 different shapes to be welded together as a doodle-animal. Students will use geometry and creative thinking skills for this fun and engaging project.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to identify colors and write their names in an activity where they will design their own set of color-dominoes using rocks. The associated games played may be scaffolded to the students' grade or ability level, making it a great problem-solving challenge for students in grades K-2.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to practice adding and subtracting single and double-digit numbers in order to reveal a stencil of a robot inside a hundreds chart. Students will cross off the answer to each equation on the related worksheet and create their own Robo-Doodle. *This lesson is geared for high-level math […]

Students will doodle pine cone scales with different colors, then work with the numerical significance of the scales in order to learn about fractions. Student will compare the number of scales in each specific color to the total number of scales in the form of a fraction.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to analyze a set of shapes, determine common attributes and then draw a stencil for another shape that would fit into each of Old MacDoodle's shape sets. In the final phase of this activity, students will assemble their shapes to create a doodle-animal to place on Old […]

In this activity, students will work in pairs to practice adding numbers from 0-9 using touch dots. Students will add touch dots to numbers, and then doodle their own touch dot numbers to create unique addition problems to solve.

Students will work in pairs to practice identifying and counting even and odd numbers (up to 20) in a connect-the-dots activity. Students will connect a string of even or odd numbers in order to draw a picture, and then they will bring the picture to life with the 3Doodler! *This lesson may be used to […]

In this activity, students will work in pairs to practice measuring objects in inches using a doodled inchworm ruler. Students will then work in larger groups to place doodled inchworm rulers together to measure larger objects.

In this activity, students will practice counting, while creatively reinterpreting the numbers 1-10 as doodled animals, people, or objects, and drafting a related drawing that demonstrates one-to-one correspondence for each number. *By substituting higher numbers, this same activity can be used with first and second grade students.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to doodle symmetrical butterflies to be displayed as stained glass renderings mounted on windows or against fabric backdrops. This activity is simple, yet it yields exquisite results.

Students work in pairs to subtract the difference within 20. They will decipher a color-key in order to Doodle a Doodle-Dog, bones, and bowls using the appropriate colors. Following this, students will create their own subtraction stories using Doodle-Dog to act it out.

Students explore subtraction and decipher a color-key in order to doodle the Doodle-Bird and her babies with the appropriate colors. Then students will create their own addition stories using the Doodle-Bird and other doodles to act it out. *See standard 1.OA.6 for a list of mental strategies.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to doodle ones, tens, and hundreds "base ten blocks" using a pre-made stencil. Each partner will then arrange the blocks to create his or her own picture and then determine the value of the picture by adding up the ones, tens and hundreds used.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to doodle models which will be used to identify sets of numbers as greater than, less than or equal to. Students will hear the story of Doodle-Gator, a hungry, number-chomping gator who always likes eating the largest number, and Equal Eagle, who loves balancing numbers of equal […]

In this phonics activity, students will work on decoding strategies in groups of three utilizing the six phonics reading pals, Chunky Monkey, Stretch-it-out-Snake, Skip-it Frog, Eagle Eye, Tryin' Lion, and Fishy Lips, as mnemonics. After reviewing and practicing each reading strategy, students will doodle each reading pal, place it on a binder ring and identify […]

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to doodle a list of spelling words written on paper cards. Students will peel off the letters, shake them up in a cup, spill the letters on a desk, and arrange the letters to spell words. In the second half of this lesson, students will toss […]

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to develop a character and share his or her emotions. Students will use pre-made and self-made stencils to doodle the eyes, nose, and mouth on the face of their character in order to visually express their character's emotion and then write about it, using behavioral actions […]

In this lesson, students will use the 3Doodler to create fly swatters and a fly for a sight word game. These doodles will be used to swat sight words, developing word recognition, speed, accuracy, and confidence in recognizing and reading sight words aloud. *Use grade-appropriate sight words for this lesson. Reference the sight words from […]

In this lesson, students will work in pairs to doodle a simple snowperson by reading and answering questions in a glyph format. The glyph will be introduced as an alternate way to share information.

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to become Doodle-Doctors by doodling and inserting the proper vowels into their patients. Similar to the classic Operation game, students must insert the proper doodled vowel with tweezers. If the wrong vowel is selected, the partner buzzes. The Doodle-Patient Template, which is also the "game board" […]

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to doodle 4 different story-stones with nouns. Students will use these story-stones as writing prompts, incorporating them into a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end.

Students will work in pairs to doodle a Sentence-Pal, which will be used as a reminder of what is needed to write a complete sentence. Students will use their Sentence-Pals like paper dolls, and dress them in sentence strips, which will then be checked and corrected using a 3Doodler. Students will also write their own […]

In this lesson, each student will take on the persona of a word-sleuth detective, solving mysteries behind robust vocabulary words. Students will doodle a magnifying glass to use on each clue, with the goal to uncover the culprit who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Along the way, students will identify the type of […]

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to put together words that create compound words. Each partner will then create a stencil to illustrate one of the words in the compound word and doodle it. Partners will weld their doodles together to create compound word doodles! This is a tactile and memorable way […]

In this lesson, students will work with a partner to doodle the initial letters of their first and last names using twigs. Practicing letter recognition is an integral part of the Kindergarten curriculum. The creative and novel aspects of this hands-on project will keep your students engaged while exploring not only letter formation, but also […]

In this phonics activity, students will work in pairs to practice arranging letters to form words in the -at word family and sound them out. Students will first doodle alphabet letters to look like an object or animal that begins with that letter. Using this association to recall letter sounds, students will read each word […]

In this activity, students will work with a partner to compare a cross-section of planet Earth with cross-sections of other planets. Students will compare and contrast the structures and layers of various planets. Students will record their observations and doodle 3D models displaying cross-sections of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to design their own 3Doodler Marble Maze using an online interactive maze tool. Students will incorporate elements of maze design including diversions into their mazes and then play them using a tiny tin foil ball as the marble.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to research what causes the apparent brightness of stars and constellations. Students will write a fact-based argument to respond to this question and then create a model of a selected constellation with a 3Doodler and glow in the dark plastic sticks.

In this activity, students will work in pairs or small groups to identify the theme of a fictional text, summarize a scene that best reflects the theme, and create a 3Doodler stop-motion animation to enact the scene. Creative thinking skills will be integrated into this hands-on project that will help you assess your students' level […]

In this activity, students will work in small groups to research 4 different cloud types, their heights, and associated weather conditions. Students will document their research in a series of 3Doodled clouds and then creatively repurpose them as everyday objects, animals and/or people.

In this FRACtivity, students will examine the natural ecology of tree branching, while exploring mathematical ratios and quotients to help interpret data. Students will work in pairs to create their own Doodled fractal tree as a tangible example of fractals. Within this activity, students will measure length and angles of branching, using rulers and protractors. […]

In this activity, students work in pairs to doodle dodecahedrons (12-sided) and icosahedrons (20-sided) to use in a math game that practices order of operations. Students will then create their own Doodle Dice Roller games to practice math skills.

Students will work in pairs to graph Parabolic Curves over 4 quadrants of an x- and y- axis, and then create a series of conjectures about Parabolic Curves based on their measurement of lines, angles, symmetry and patterns. The resulting product will be similar in appearance to string art.

In this FRAC-tivity, students will work in pairs to explore fractions and Sierpinski's Triangle. Working in pairs, students will 3Doodle a series of triangles that represent the progressive stages of a Sierpinski's Triangle and then record data as fractions. Students will then interpret observable patterns based on recorded data.

This activity blends math and art. Students will work in small groups to practice working with multiples of 2 and 5. Students will organize multiples in a table and use them to create a design based on a repeated set of instructions: UP, RIGHT, DOWN, LEFT. The resulting design will engage your students while affording […]

In this activity, students will creatively explore elements in the periodic table. Students will work in pairs to design their own 3Doodler contour superhero or supervillain mask, which embodies the qualities and associations of their assigned periodic element.

Doodle Doctor, STAT! In this bioengineering and design activity, students will work in pairs to design and doodle a prototype for an animal prosthesis that meets the constraints of a simulated design problem.

In this activity, students will work in pairs to design a bridge that can withstand the heaviest amount of weight when spanning a gap of 20 cm using a 3Doodler and no other materials.