Halloween Spider Webs Reading and STEM Challenge

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This is a bundle of four non-fiction texts and coordinating STEM challenges. Now you can have a challenge for each quarter! The challenges are aligned to the NGSS. Recording sheets for use with the readings and complete directions for the challenges are included. These challenges allow the stud
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This is great science 2-page non-fiction text about spiders. It is paired with a "make a web with a spider STEM challenge." This aligns with the Next Generation Science standards. There is one graphic organizer for independent follow-up work after the reading, specific instructions for the challenge, and an engineering and design process recording sheet. Materials for the challenge are things most teachers have.

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8 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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