Wobble Walkers

Folk toy turned engineering and STEAM project! Start with noticing and wondering using the first 12 seconds of the video below and then let students explore this pHun phenomenon. Templates for small, medium (original scale), and large Wobble Walkers can also be found below. Cut out as rectangle first and then round off feet to…

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Who are you and where did these strange looking animals come from?

A #STEMontheCheap set of lessons to teach about genetics, heredity, and more. Some lessons are remote adaptable and some require materials. These lessons were designed in collaboration with Marana STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Aimee Katz and Chrissy Blank with support from the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation. Arizona Science Standards Addressed 5.L3U1.9 (NGSS-P: 3-LS3-1) Obtain, evaluate,…

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Ant Wrangling PQRST Sciencing Journal

Ant Wrangling makes for a great way to introduce students to the PQRST Sciencing Journal. Find the Ant Wrangling PQRST Journal by clicking on the hyperlink or on the image above. You will need to make a copy of the journal in your own Google Drive and then make a copy for each student or…

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Diecast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal

Using supplies found at your local Dollar Tree (#STEMontheCheap), you can engage students with an awesome scientific experiment to guide students through how to use the Die Cast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal to design and carry out scientific investigations, create claims based on evidenced backed with scientific reasoning, and to keep wondering. Teacher guide…

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PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition

The PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition is the interactive student notebook Google Slides version of our printable PQRST Sciencing Journal (click here for printable versions). Make a copy of the Google Slides and use it with your students. Click on any of the images or on PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition to access…

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Time Flies: Day, Night, Week, Month, Year

Learning Objectives Children will… • create a model of Earth rotating on its axis. • use the model to demonstrate a day and a week by making the model Earth rotate. • use the model to demonstrate a year by revolving around the Sun. • recognize which half of the Earth is experiencing day and…

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Sundials for Everyone! Evidence of Earth’s Rotation

Learning Objectives Children will… • learn what a sundial is and how it works. • observe and record the pattern of shadows the sun creates on their sundial. Key Question How can we use simple materials to tell time? Materials Paper Plate Pencil Play-Doh Compass

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