Save the Fruit

Duration: Five 60 minutes sessions

Grade Levels: 3-5

Create a device that will harvest fruit from a tree and examine points of failure for iteration.

Lesson Plan PDF


Grade Levels: 3-5

Duration: Five 60 min sessions


  • Create a device, identify the components of their device, and explain how each component contributes to the system.
  • Collaboratively build a device that will help solve the real-world problems of harvesting fruit from trees and preventing food waste.
  • Identify failure points in their design and explain iterations supported by data.
  • Compare different solutions to the design problem and use observations to iterate their design.
  • Evaluate the differences between monoculture and polyculture farming.