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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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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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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This lesson serves as a great introduction to the engineering design process when you have a design or prototype and you are attempting to improve that design. In this case, students start with an original design of the “World’s BEST Glider” and then iterate through the engineering design process five times. They are also asked…

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From noticing problems to brainstorming solutions to testing prototypes, making modifications, and marketing a final product, this journal will walk students step-by-step through the engineering design process as it relates to solving a problem for a person, animal, or plant. Either use the entire journal or use the one pagers to tackle problems in bite-sized…

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Used widely in gifted education, this creative brainstorming tool will help students come up with even more, divergent ideas about how to solve problems, innovate solutions, and invent new products. It is great to use this in combination with the IDEAS Engineering Journal to help students generate ideas for modifications.

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The IDEAS Engineering Journal is meant to be used to engineer improvements to an existing design. Have you built a glider or a wobble head rattle writer or ANYTHING? Use this journal to brainstorm modifications, try them out, test your design with a customer, and come up with an improved final design. A few screen…

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