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21 resources with the concept stem

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Building Structures and Exploring Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Forget the hammering, the heat, and the blue prints. These little construction workers are going to build, design, and develop structures using a variety of materials. Not only will they be immersed in STEM, they will learn length,...
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Activities for STEM Clubs

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Need some support or ideas of how to entertain middle schoolers or what clubs to bring into your school?  Let this excellent 40-page resource guide with links and step-by-step directions on STEM activities guide your decision.
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Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed...
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Bottled Up Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The potential of a new vehicle design is great. Using the design process, teams draw and build a car out of a bottle. Their cars must take advantage of potential energy to make them move. The groups then test and modify their designs...
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STEM Challenges and Activity Sheets for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
From 3-D cities to building bridges, young engineers engage in innovative STEM challenges that promote brainstorming and collaboration. Learners take on the roles of different types of engineers as well as become familiar...
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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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NASA: Moving Cargo

For Teachers 9th Standards
How does NASA transport people and cargo to planets? The five-lesson unit breaks down the transportation system that scientists use to transport cargo to space. Pairs team up in order to devise a transportation system that will carry the...
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Middle School Sampler: Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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Dance by Numbers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get your groove on, let your talents shine, and be ready to rock with a highly engaging, entertaining activity that teaches math patterns and numbers through dancing. A dancing lesson that features math strategies, as well as STEM, is a...
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Take It in Stride

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take measurement in stride with a fun math lesson. After discussing the differences between steps and strides, learners walk a certain distance and measure the amount of strides they took, as well as their average stride length. They...
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Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
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Using Our Senses to Observe

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Look around and explore. Little ones use their five senses with some day-to-day activities designed to guide observation and apply STEM strategies. Young scientists learn through comparing/contrasting and observing with magnifiers as...
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Constructor (Construct a Car)

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Looking for a way to engage children in learning about engineering design? Rich and Jennifer have you covered with this look at the Constructor app, a resource that involves students in building, testing, and modifying their very own...
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STEM Challenges and Activity Sheets 3–5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How can engineers help their communities? Three challenges in the first unit explore why STEM is important to communities and how neighborhoods are engineered to experience those benefits. The second unit prompts groups to plan an...
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Exploring Whirligigs

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
What's that silly thing spinning in the wind? It's a whirligig! Explore wonderful windy whirligigs with a STEM-based unit that teaches the science and concepts behind these gigs. They discover how gravity and air resistance contribute to...
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Formative Assessment #5: Plant

For Students 5th
Information from formative assessments is vital to plan for instruction. The 17th in a 21-part series of lessons on plant and animal systems quizzes pupils on their knowledge of the function of plant parts. Given a part of the plant,...
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Plant Nutrition and Transport

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss what nutrients plants require and where they get them from. An informative video explains the dermal, vascular, and ground tissue in both monocot and dicot roots, as well as stems and leaves. 
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Asteroid Lander Mission

For Students 3rd - 10th
Can you build an innovative asteroid lander out of pom poms and pipe cleaners? Learners work to create a lander that will collect minerals from the surface of a large asteroid using a list of household items.
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Prosthetic Prototype

For Students 3rd - 10th
Could the next innovation in biomedical engineering come from someone in your class? With a list of household supplies and an assignment to create a prosthetic prototype, your future scientists work to build a durable and life-like limb...
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Rich Assessment Tasks

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Focus on the science in a science fiction unit with a lesson based on the technology in Star Wars. Small groups work together to design spacecraft, choose items for a galactic sale, work on a space station hotel room, and decide what...