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Lesson 8 Build Your Own Soccer Ball

Lesson 8Build Your Own Soccer Ball

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Product Description

In this Science lesson, your students will observe how Flora's soccer ball differs from the kind they are used to seeing. They will then design and build their own soccer ball from everyday materials, testing and improving it along the way. This lesson includes videos to reference how real children in impoverished communities around the world create their own soccer balls from found materials.

Product Details

Recommended Level

  • Grades 1-2

National Standards Addressed


  • K-2-ETS1-1
  • K-2-ETS1-2
  • K-2-ETS1-3

Common Core Language Arts

  • Writing W.2.7, W.2.8
  • Speaking and Listening SL.2.1, SL.2.4
  • Language L.2.1, L.2.3, L.2.5

Geographic Focus

  • Rwanda, Africa

Recommended Materials

  • Flora and the Runaway Rooster
  • Various building materials such as paper or plastic bags, rags, twine, duct tape, rubber bands, large leaves, packing materials, wood mulch or bark and cardboard boxes