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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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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This virtualized version of the Stanford SCALE Science Unit 0 – Orientation to Groupwork  for 6th grade. was co-designed by Melissa Wilburn (6th grade STEMAZing Teacher Leader with the Marana Unified School District), Sherrie Dennis (STEMAZing Robot General and Teacher Leader), and DaNel Hogan (Director of The STEMAZing Project). It can be used at any…

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You Be The Chemist Activity Guides use common, inexpensive items so educators can provide hands-on learning for K-8 students to explore foundational science concepts. Hands-on learning engages young children in exploring science. These activities make real-world connections for students to see the value of science and chemistry in everyday learning and life. Since no formal lab…

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The IDEAS Engineering Journal is designed to be used to engage students to iterate through then engineering design process using a starting model of something they have built. Two looper airplanes, pool noodle rockets, and rattle writers (aka doodle bots) are some examples you might consider. Peer critique is incorporated into the journal. It can…

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What are the primary colors? If you ask a physicist, they will have to ask you a question back. Are you talking about the primary colors of light, used for color addition, or the primary colors of paint, used for color subtraction? Use this book as a resource to learn what the REAL primary colors…

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Notice Phenomenon and Wonder Question Journals come in formats that are printer friendly and in Google classroom versions for both Slides and Docs. Great tools for helping students notice and wonder how the world works! Journal version included below include Notice Phenomenon and Wonder Question Journal. This is both pieces together and requires some assembly.…

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The following lesson engages students to explore exceptionally old algorithms used by Russian and Egyptian people to multiply two numbers together. It turns out these two algorithms are connected to the binary number system, which also serves to demonstrate that the binary number system was not invented to be the language of computers. It has…

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There are five versions of the Binary #MicDropMath Cards below. To perform the Binary #MicDropMath, print out page one of the binary number cards. (NOTE: You only need to print these double-sided to include page two on the backside if you are using them with younger children who can’t yet add numbers but can count…

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