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Get a Leg Up

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Traveling through space is an amazing experience, but it definitely takes a toll on the body. After reading an article and watching a brief video, learners perform an experiment that simulates the effects of zero gravity on the human body.
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Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson plan! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net...
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Are You Ready to Call the Guinness Book of Records?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners design questions that can be answered by collecting data. In this line-plot instructional activity, pupils collect data and graph on a line plot on world records. An abundant supply of teacher support is provided in this resource.
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Measurement Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewA scavenger hunt challenges mathematicians to locate items of a certain size. Scholars roam the classroom—in small groups and independently—measuring items and graphing their findings. A worksheet assesses learners' proficiency. 
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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STEM Technical-Procedural Problem Solving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Be sure to follow the directions carefully. A set of STEM activities for grades two through three and grades four through five assesses technical and procedural problem solving. The majority of the lessons focus on force and motion,...
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STEM Construction Block Activities

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Build on techies' knowledge of engineering design. A set of STEM lessons for grades one through six provides instructors with suggestions for engineering instruction. The activities require pupils to design and build structures, such as...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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The Taste of Yellow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Does lemonade taste better when yellow? A tasty experiment has scholars determine the answer to the question. It requires conducting a taste test with lemonades of different colors (from food coloring), and then collecting and analyzing...
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Spinners at the School Carnival (Unequal Sections)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone's a winner. Scholars analyze a spinner with five unequal sections, three of which represent winning a toy car and the other two represent winning a toy truck. They conduct an experiment to estimate the number of toy cars and...
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Spinners at the School Carnival (Equal Sections)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Spin to win a toy car. A fun activity has pupils use a spinner in which three of the equal sections represent winning a toy car, and the fourth section represents no car. They record the number of wins after certain numbers of spins,...
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Sound Absorption Wall

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What types of materials absorb sound? Learners explore sound waves, the decibel scale, and how different materials affect sound. Then, they use their knowledge of sound meters to complete a STEM engineering design task to build...
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Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Measuring in Inches

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Measure lines in inches using the most common tool of measurement: a ruler. Young mathematicians use a ruler to measure various lines. They also learn to round the the nearest quarter when measurements are not precise.
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Charting the Progress of New Horizons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
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Launch It

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Launching a rocket with a balloon�—that sounds crazy! The class brainstorms design characteristics of a rocket. Individuals build a balloon launcher and a rocket straw. Using the air stored in a balloon, the individuals launch their...
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Assessment for the California Mathematics Standards Grade 3

For Students 3rd Standards
Assess scholars' knowledge with a 22-page assessment that covers place value, patterns, probability, estimation, measurement, geometric figures; and their ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide proficiently. 
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Spin, Spin, Spin

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Challenge your class's understanding of length measurement with a fun collaborative learning activity. Using the spinner provided on this worksheet, children take turns estimating and measuring the length of different classroom objects.
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Button Bonanza

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Collections of data represented in stem and leaf plots are organized by young statisticians as they embark some math engaging activities.