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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Magnets: May the Force Be With You

Learning Objectives Children will… • compare the magnetic strength of two separate magnets with the magnetic strength of two magnets together. Key Question How many paper clips will a magnet hold? Which would hold more paper clips, two magnets separately or two magnets stuck together? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials 3 ring ceramic magnets…

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Magnets: Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee

Learning Objectives Children will… • have an opportunity to test their creativity in this open-ended activity in which children will use magnets and other materials to build systems that defy gravity. Key Question How can you devise a system that defies gravity? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials Magnets, large number of strong ones Tape…

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Magnets: Fish Tales

Learning Objectives Children will… • make a fishing game. • quantify the strength of magnets by how many big fish and little fish they capture. • use their imaginations to tell stories about their fishing experiences. Key Question How many big fish compared to small fish can you catch? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials…

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Write Your Own Picture Book Template

This template uses the storytelling frame (Rule 4) from Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. Rule 4: “Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.” Use it as a tool for letting students demonstrate their understanding of a topic by…

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