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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This Science and Engineering Practices Image Sort is a great way to introduce students to the practices and to get them thinking about what they all mean. Using either a PPT version (below) or Google Slides version (link provided below), you can have students sort the images in a breakout room or complete this activity…

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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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Science is… Science is not… Nature of Science Lesson (in-person classroom version available HERE) is adapted from the University of Indiana’s Evolution and Nature of Science Institute’s Sunsets, Souls, and Senses Lesson. The following STEMAZing Teacher Guide for Science is Science is not Virtual describes how to use this lesson virtually and provides links to…

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From original Sunsets, Souls, and Senses lesson from ENSIĀ (file found below): Explores the realm and limits of science. Engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science, and those that cannot. This also takes a look at descriptive terms that reflect the true nature of modern science, and those that do…

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Design Inspirations is taken from an Idea Sheet from RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching). The following STEMAZing Teacher Guide for Design Inspirations Virtual describes how to use this lesson virtually and provides links to prepared Google Slides options to cut and paste into your own presentation, Breakout Checklist, and links to Flippity wheels designed for…

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