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Planetopia Project STEM Challenge Bundle - PAPERLESS VERSION

Grade Levels
2nd - 8th
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Pages
250 pages
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    Data Tracker and More_Planetopia Project Paperless

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    1. Super-charge your STEM class with 52 high-engagement, critical thinking, problem-solving, NGSS-aligned challenges to take you through the entire year! Modifications are included to make these activities engaging and challenging for students in grades 2 - 8. (Note: Two of the 52 challenges are includ
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    Description

    Planetopia Project STEM Challenges engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun!

    The basic premise:

    Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and build various items for the fictional planet, Planetopia.

    Challenges include extension opportunities on topics including: landforms, plate tectonics, the water cycle, weather, natural disasters, plant parts, plant cells, animal cells, life cycles, heredity, genetics and more!

    Modification suggestions are included to make these challenges engaging and productive for students in grades 2 - 8.

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    This bundle includes five challenges at a 35% discount!

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    Note: This is the digital/paperless version. If you are prefer to print, you will want to check out the PRINTABLE VERSION instead.

    If you have questions about which version is right for you, please feel free to leave me a question using the product Q&A below.

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    Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified. Materials lists can be found in the product descriptions for each individual challenge linked above or by clicking through on its page in the downloadable preview.

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    Resource includes:

    • Overall STEM Tips

    - Suggestions on timing and whether or not to treat these challenges as competitions

    - What to say (and what not to say) during STEM Challenges

    - 5-event Data Tracker handout

    Plus, each challenge comes with:

    • NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

    • Teacher Tips

    - Links to STEM Challenge How-to Videos

    - Links to individual challenge walk-throughs

    - Materials and timing

    - Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)

    - Measuring results

    - Post-design extension activities list

    - Universal STEM Challenge Tips/how to use the design analysis slides

    Student Slides

    - Criteria and Constraints list

    - Results and Design Analysis

    - Discussion Questions

    Extension templates

    - Process Flow Map

    - Math Extensions

    - Links to applicable websites/videos (varies by challenge)

    - Plus, other design-specific slides

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    The preview shows an overview of what is included in each challenge. You can find more details by clicking anywhere on the individual challenge pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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    Benefits of STEM Design Challenges:

    - Focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and application of learning

    - High levels of student engagement

    - The potential to hit upon all NGSS ETS standards depending on the depth and number of iterations you choose to implement in your classroom (modifications included)

    - Highly flexible and differentiated for materials, timing, grade levels, and rigor.

    Each design iteration should be planned for approximately 60 – 90 min. Again, I recommend working on STEM Design Challenges in multiple iterations to get the full value.

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    Please check out the preview to see the challenge, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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    Total Pages
    250 pages
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
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