Wobble Walkers

Folk toy turned engineering and STEAM project! Start with noticing and wondering using the first 12 seconds of the video below and then let students explore this pHun phenomenon. Templates for small, medium (original scale), and large Wobble Walkers can also be found below. Cut out as rectangle first and then round off feet to…

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Worm World – #SciencingAndEngineering with Maddie Schepper

A Life Science Project for Wormologists The Worm World unit was designed for 2nd grade, but is usable at many levels. #SciencingAndEngineering Project Resources Teacher Talk with 2nd grade teacher Ms. Maddie Schepper and Robot General Sherrie Dennis – Coming soon! Unit Plan (detailed lesson description with links to all resources) – Coming soon! STEMAZing…

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Moon Phase Box Model – Instructables

Great model for showing the phases of the moon. For older students, you might consider adding a way to rotate the moon so you can also demonstrate tidal locking – same face of moon visible from Earth all the time.

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Ant Wrangling PQRST Sciencing Journal

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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Diecast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal

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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PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition

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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Magnets: Sorting Challenge

Learning Objectives Children will… • sort small objects manually. • experience the increased efficiency of sorting the objects using a magnet. • learn that not all metals are magnetic, a common misconception. Key Question Which method would be faster to sort, manually or using a magnet? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials Magnets An assortment…

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Mining with Magnets

Learning Objectives Children will… • use a magnet to obtain magnetic bits from sand and then from soil. • they will compare these two quantities to see which is a better source of magnetic bits. Key Questions Is there any iron in sand? Is there any iron in soil? Is there more iron sand or…

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