Crosscut Symbols

The Crosscut Symbols below are from Peter A’Hearn. These can be found at http://crosscutsymbols.weebly.com/ with lots of supporting information including critical questions, questions that connect to science and engineering practices, and more for each concept. Teachers and students can also submit their own images for the crosscutting concepts on Peter’s website.   Print Version: Cut…

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Hypothesis Cubes – Best Nature of Science Lesson of ALL TIME!

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. NOTE: Cubes with “CHEATER” on the bottom included for teachers who feel students who do not follow directions and…

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Binary #MicDropMath Patterns

The Binary #MicDropMath Patterns lesson can be used to help students recognize patterns, understand how to make multiple hypotheses in science and math, and understand the importance of basing claims on more data rather than less. It also serves as an introduction to the binary number system. The #STEMAZing Project has a series of lessons…

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Toys From Trash

#STEMontheCheap at its best! Our core belief is that children learn by doing – by touching, feeling, cutting, sticking — pulling things apart, putting things together. We believe that this hands-on science helps them relate to curriculum and get conceptual understanding. We believe this will revolutionize the way children learn. A child lighting up a…

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Straw Oboe

Using two different diameter straws, create an oboe with just a simple cut to create a reed and a little bit of practice.

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Physics Ring and Chain Trick

NOT MAGIC! Can you master the physics ring and chain trick? Check out this document for directions and info about where to get your own ring and chain – or 100s of them! What do you notice and wonder as you watch the Physics Ring and Chain Trick in slow motion?

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