Raytheon STEM Challenge

#RaytheonSTEMChallenge developed with support from The Raytheon STEM Challenge is a series of STEM challenges designed for 4th-8th grade students though may be used with students below and above that grade range. Each STEM Challenge has a teacher Google Slide deck and an engineering journal specific to the challenge. Please feel free to make a…

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EdScratch Tangible Coding Strips

Print these out, laminate them to make them dry erasable, and then let students do some tangible coding. A great way to get them to slow down and think about what they will code before the jump on the computer and start throwing code together. Another great idea from our Robot General Sherrie Dennis inspired…

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Weather Movement Die / Dado de movimiento meteorológico

Roll the die and move as directed, like the weather! Tira el dado y muévete según las indicaciones, ¡como el meteorológico! The English/Spanish version is shown below. Find the English only version HERE. La versión en inglés/español se muestra a continuación. Encuentre la versión solo en inglés AQUÍ.

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Pi Day

Our favorite Pi Day lessons and stories! Two Circles to Square Selfie Frame from NumbersAlive! Find Pi: the King of Circles! video and more resources on NumbersAlive! Article: Indiana’s State Legislature Once Tried to Legislated the Value of Pi (also described in a video in the Pi on Numberphile Playlist linked below. Pi Toss Activity…

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NAU STEM Challenge

#NAUSTEMchallenge The NAU STEM Challenge is a series of STEM challenges designed for 5th grade students though may be used with students from 4th grade to high school. Each STEM Challenge has a teacher Google Slide deck and an engineering journal specific to the challenge. Please feel free to make a copy of the Google…

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Sun, Earth, Moon Model

A simple (not to scale) model of the sun, earth, moon system. Great for reinforcing the idea that a day is one earth rotation, a year is one revolution of the earth around the sun, and a lunar month (one revolution of the moon around the earth) is about 28 days.

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Wireless Electricity

These wireless electricity modules are loads of pHun and are great for teaching about the transfer of energy when object’s are not touching, electricity, electromagnetism, and so much more. Engineering Design Challenge: Night Light Check back for a defined engineering design challenge to use these modules in the development and design of a night light…

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Loop-the-Loop and Other Explorations with Die Cast Cars

Materials (for four testing stations) 4 Name Brand Die Cast Cars (Hot Wheels™ or Matchbox™) 4 Generic Die Cast Cars 16 Hot Wheels™ Track Sections and Connectors 4 Hot Wheels™ Loop Accessory and Track Section 4 Hot Wheels™ Car Launcher with Connector and Short Track Section Masking Tape Key Question How can we use data…

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