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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NOTE: Those these are indicated for 5th grade, they align with both 5th grade and 8th grade AzSS standards. Through exploring melting, dissolving, and chemical change, students discover that mass is conserved during all these processes. Lesson 4.1 – Conservation of Mass Students measure the mass of substances before and after melting, dissolving, and a…

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NOTE: Those these are indicated for 5th grade, they best align with 8th grade AzSS standards. Students investigate the solubility, density, and other properties of solids and liquids to identify substances based on their unique characteristics. Lesson 2.1 – Using Dissolving to Identify Substances Students compare the dissolving of salt and sugar and then conduct…

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Hypothesis cubes is the BEST nature of science lesson of all time. Engage students to use evidence to support their claims and then demonstrate the way science works by leaving the “answer” unsettled in the end. This incredible activity is now available for virtual instruction through models of the cubes made using TinkerCad. Lesson plan…

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