If you are an elementary teacher, have young kids, and/or just love a good picture book then I highly recommend Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.
Not only is this a funny and engaging picture book but the book provides a great context for teaching and learning about the technological design process. Download the Those Darn Squirrels–Teacher Guide (created by Tom Hathorn and teachers in the Bethel School District) for ideas on how to teach design with a wonderful picture book.
The Teacher Guide contains:
- Pre reading activities
- Structure for teaching the design process
- Questions to accompany the text
- Hyperlinks to online resources