Why Gravity Rocks

An Exciting Earth Exploration Designed and Facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders
Jennifer Kernan and Katie Berghoefer

How has gravity impacted your day?  Through critical thinking and problem solving, educators will receive tools to enhance Earth and Space sciences within their classrooms. In this training, participants will engage in minds-on and hands-on activities, experimental ideas, and games. Participants also got the opportunity to explore the STEMAZing Spacetime Simulator and borrow it for classroom use.

Gravity Rocks Lessons and Resources

Balloon Rocket

Balloon Rocket

Let students use the engineering design process to improve their balloon rockets that race across the room ...
Dark Side of the Moon Video

Dark Side of the Moon Video

From MinutePhysics, the dark side of the moon misconception explained in 10 seconds ...
Egg Parachute

Egg Parachute

Another engineering design challenge but this time the winner is whoever is the slowest! Let students iterate through designs to create egg parachutes which take the longest to fall from a given height ...
Engineering Design Process

Engineering Design Process

This version of the Engineering Design Process from NC State is based on Engineering is Elementary ...
Globe at Night

Globe at Night

Activity guide for January and February 2017 for this awesome citizen science program. Find additional activity guide and resources at www.globeatnight.org ...
GoNoodle

GoNoodle

Get kids moving with GoNoodle - hundreds of videos which can be used for active brain breaks. Research supports movement and activity contributing to focus and learning. Get a FREE teacher account! ...
Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind

16 Habits of Mind that we want to develop in our students ...
Homemade Spectroscope

Homemade Spectroscope

Using a paper towel tube and a CD, make a spectroscope - an instrument for splitting light into its component colors ...
Make a Sundial

Make a Sundial

Using a paper plate and a pencil, make a sundial ...
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 ...
Moon Phase Experiment

Moon Phase Experiment

Turn a foam ball on the end of a pencil into the moon using a flashlight to see the phases ...

Moon Phases Mr. Parr

Moon Phases song from Mr. Parr set to Forget You by Cee Lo Green ...
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 ...
Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty ...
Spacetime Simulator

Spacetime Simulator

You can make your own or borrow one from The STEMAZing Project if you attended this workshop. The spacetime simulator demonstrates how Einstein described gravity - masses warping spacetime and drawing other masses into the ...
Tidal Locking

Tidal Locking

Why do we only see one side of the moon? This MinuteEarth video answers that question ...
University of Kentucky Real Curriculum

University of Kentucky Real Curriculum

The Realistic Explorations in Astronomical Learning (REAL) Curriculum is an integrated mathematics science curriculum designed by Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm and Dr. Ron Wilhelm. REAL is designed for use at the middle school level. You will ...
What Do You Do With a Problem

What Do You Do With a Problem

What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This ...

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