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In April learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle! In this Spring STEM and STEAM project, students design and invent a product using reusable/recyclable materials. Students use the engineering design cycle to develop a model to solve a problem, then use observations to write a report. A leveled text and writing prompts round out this set!
NGSS: K-ESS3-3, K-2-ETS1-1
(Currently: 14 NGSS Aligned Projects)
❤ All STEM Projects are OPEN ENDED, allowing student flexibility to create and test unique designs. ❤
Student Directions Page:
The presented scenario sets students up to create their reusable/recyclable project.
Engineering Design Cycle Reflection:
Students will reflect about what they did as they worked through each part of the engineering design cycle.
Brain Storming with SCAMPER: Teacher Directions Included
Data & Testing Page:
After students have designed and constructed their model, they will test their design and draw conclusions, making modifications as necessary.
Engineering Report: 2 Versions Included
Students will complete a one-page report detailing their model, applying mathematics, and conclusion.
The grading rubric allows teachers to assess how students created a model showcasing their design is effective in solving a problem.
Science Leveled Passage: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 3 Leveled Texts
Students will read an informational leveled passage and answer questions.
Family Action Plan: Try This!
Students will apply what they read and learned to create a family action plan to reduce, reuse, recycle after tracking one day's worth of family trash.
2 Venn Diagrams:
Students will use data and observation from their STEAM challenge.
3 Informational Writing Prompts:
Students will research and use knowledge from the STEAM challenge and unit study to complete prompts.
Interactive Graphic Organizer: Pollution Vocabulary Organizer color & b/w
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