Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE

Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE
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Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits - Monthly Thematic GROWING BUNDLE

**Simple, Low-Prep Thematic Monthly STEAM Engineering Activities**

This complete bundle of Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits includes 10 full monthly themed editions that will keep your students engaged in fun and exciting STEAM activities all year long! (It also includes my "Engineering Design Process" Poster set as a bonus!) The best part is that after you prep the STEAM Kits once, you're good to go for the year! Just pop in new task cards and theme items at the beginning of each month and you are all set! It's the best, most engaging way to get your kiddos actively engaged in STEM/STEAM activities AND teach them the Engineering Design Process…and it’s super simple for you!

Check out the monthly themes that will are included:

August: Crayons

September: Apples

October: Bats

November: Feathers

December: Candy Canes

January: Marshmallows

February: Conversation Hearts

March: Gold Coins

April: Plastic Eggs

May: Insects

This product was specifically designed for use with students of various ages. The photo task cards make it user-friendly for even non-readers!

You can use them for morning work stations, center work, for “fast finishers,” or basically in any other way you choose!

Here are my suggestions for prepping and setting them up:

1. Decide where you want to house your STEAM Kits. I put them in little drawers in a classroom shelf. You may wish to place them in tubs, boxes, buckets or even plastic school supply boxes.

2. Print off the STEAM Kit labels that work best for you. I have provided two different sized labels. (If you need a size that’s not provided, consider changing the size percentage in the settings before you print. You can make smaller or larger labels that way. I like to print my labels on cardstock and laminate them for durability.) Label your containers accordingly. Please note that you do NOT have to make every STEAM Kit that I have provided. You may choose which ones you wish to use in your classroom. You may wish to only use 9 of them at a time, or you may use them all. Do what works for you, and use the materials to which you have access.

3. After your STEAM Kit containers have been labeled, fill them with the appropriate materials. I tried to choose materials that most teachers already have in their classrooms or can purchase at a dollar/discount store, but I also included blank and editable label and task cards so you can add your own materials/tasks too!

4. Select the monthly theme STEAM unit of your choice and print off the STEAM Kit task cards for the month. Laminate for durability. Place each task card in the corresponding STEAM Kit. Also, place the “theme item” of the month in each kit. For example, August’s theme item is crayons. Place 12 crayons in each STEAM Kit.

5. For added student accountability, copy multiple pages of the “Engaging Engineering Reflection Form” of your choice, and place it near the storage area for your STEAM Kits. I have included two different versions. One for young engineers, and another for older engineers. Use the form that fits your students best!

6. Have a blast watching your students engage in these fun learning activities as they turn into little engineers!

You're going to LOVE these STEAM kit units! Prep once...and you're good to go for the year! Just pop in new task cards and theme items at the beginning of each month and you are good to go! It's the best, most engaging way to get your kiddos actively engaged in STEM/STEAM activities AND teach them the Engineering Design Process!

Want more information about this product?

Take a peek at the August Edition (Crayon Theme) of Engineering Engagement STEAM Kits by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kits-August-Edition-Crayon-Themed-Challenges-4025483

View the September (Apple Theme) Edition by clicking this link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kits-September-Edition-Apple-Themed-Challenges-4037067

View the October (Bat Theme) Edition by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kit-October-Edition-Bat-Themed-Challenges-4039616

View the November (Feather Theme) Edition by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kit-November-Edition-Feather-Themed-Challenges-4135299

View the December (Candy Cane) Edition by clicking this link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kit-December-Edition-Candy-Cane-Challenges-4231268

View the January (Marshmallow) Edition by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kit-January-Edition-Marshmallow-Challenges-4290038

View the February (Candy Heart) Edition by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Engagement-STEAM-Kit-February-Edition-Candy-Heart-Theme-4349581

View the March (Gold Coin) Edition by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engaging-Engineering-STEAM-Kit-March-Edition-Gold-Coin-Themed-Challenges-4415146

View the April (Plastic Egg) Edition by clicking on the link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engaging-Engineering-STEAM-Kit-April-Edition-Plastic-Egg-Themed-Challenges-4482953

View the Engineering Design Process Posters (also included in this bundle) by clicking this link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engineering-Design-Process-Posters-to-support-STEMSTEAM-activities-4039038

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Happy Learning!

Holly

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Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts. Upper elementary students might notice when dividing 25 by 11 that they are repeating the same calculations over and over again, and conclude they have a repeating decimal. By paying attention to the calculation of slope as they repeatedly check whether points are on the line through (1, 2) with slope 3, middle school students might abstract the equation (𝑦 – 2)/(𝑥 – 1) = 3. Noticing the regularity in the way terms cancel when expanding (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥 + 1), (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1), and (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥³ + 𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1) might lead them to the general formula for the sum of a geometric series. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results.
Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have. Later, students will see 7 × 8 equals the well remembered 7 × 5 + 7 × 3, in preparation for learning about the distributive property. In the expression 𝑥² + 9𝑥 + 14, older students can see the 14 as 2 × 7 and the 9 as 2 + 7. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects. For example, they can see 5 – 3(𝑥 – 𝑦)² as 5 minus a positive number times a square and use that to realize that its value cannot be more than 5 for any real numbers 𝑥 and 𝑦.
Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.
Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
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