Force Be With You

Get ready, set, go! If you want motion, you have to add force. Come away with a deeper understanding of the power of energy by engaging your students in their own engineering and exploration. You will soar through the air with rockets, put the pedal to the metal with cars, and ride the waves with boats.

The Force Be With You Workshop Lessons and Resources

Balloon Rocket Design Challenge

Balloon Rocket Design Challenge

A simple engineering design challenge which lends itself to lots of investigation ...
Balloon-Powered Car

Balloon-Powered Car

These #STEMontheCheap balloon powered cars are another engineering design challenge that allows for iteration through the engineering design process ...
Classroom Speaker System

Classroom Speaker System

Jo Ann brought in her Redcat Access classroom speaker system for use during the workshop. While expense, a grant to support this technology can make a big difference in the classroom ...
Crash Course Kids Video

Crash Course Kids Video

Do you know how many people have been to the moon? Only 12! Part of the reason it's so few is because of how difficult it is to escape Earth and get into space in ...
CSC Toys | Rockets and Beyond

CSC Toys | Rockets and Beyond

Chris Welborn has loads of great #STEMontheCheap toys to engage students with related to force, energy, and power ...
Forms of Energy

Forms of Energy

A great resource for everything to do with energy - this worksheet defining the forms of energy comes from The NEED Project. Find loads of usable FREE curriculum at www.need.org ...
Habits of a Systems Thinker

Habits of a Systems Thinker

Habits of a Systems Thinker describes ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage ...
Ideas are Scary Video

Ideas are Scary Video

A great advertisement about ideas from General Electric that works nicely with the book, "What Do You Do With An Idea?" ...
Matrix of Crosscutting Concepts from NSTA

Matrix of Crosscutting Concepts from NSTA

A look at the Crosscutting Concepts from K-12 so educators can see the progression ...
National Geographic Kids Roller Coaster Videos

National Geographic Kids Roller Coaster Videos

A whole collection of videos you can use to engage students with different aspects of roller coaster fun ...
Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction

Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction

Prompts for both formative and summative assessment for each of the crosscutting concepts. Great for thinking about the questions you ask students as they are doing science and engineering projects ...
Roller Coaster Science

Roller Coaster Science

Watch the laws of physics at work, at 1,000 frames per second. And get a quick lesson in positive and negative G's ...
Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters

This roller coaster engineering design challenge is fantastic and embodies #STEMontheCheap student engagement. (Hint: Lowe's has the lowest price on 3/4" inner diameter pipe insulation at $1.18 for 6'.) ...
Skimmer Hull

Skimmer Hull

With a fan, you can engage students with these skimmer hulls using the wind to push them forward. Another engineering design challenge for iteration and investigation ...
What Do You Do with an Idea?

What Do You Do with an Idea?

A STEMAZing picture book with loads of possibilities for engaging students from social-emotional lessons to developing out engineering ideas and learning from failure. This link takes you to a matrix of questions related to the ...

What Do You Do with an Idea? YouTube Read Along

Read along video of What Do You Do With An Idea? ...
Wheels and So Much More from Kelvin Educational

Wheels and So Much More from Kelvin Educational

A great STEM supply company. We used the Front Dragster Wheels (Stock #990168) for our balloon powered cars. These are great because bamboo skewers found at Walmart fit right into them ...

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