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STEAM Kid Engineering for GATE -- Falling Cats

STEAM Kid Engineering for GATE -- Falling Cats
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*This the STEM ONLY portion of the “Cats, Cats, Cats Across the Curriculum for GATE” lesson collection available in my store.

Shouldn’t your 21st Century classroom be just like today’s virtual world? In other words, shouldn’t it be full of cats?!

In this two lesson bundle you get instructions and photos, sample student work, ready-to-print activity sheets, Common Core and Next Generation Science references, and everything you need except the actual cats (you’ll be making your own!).

I’ve used these lessons with my 4th grade GATE group, but it should be appropriate for 3rd GATE through 6th grade.

Summary of Lessons:

“Mathematical Cats”—Math and Logic: Here is a ready-to-print activity to challenge your students with multi-step story problems concerning cats (25-35 minutes). This is good practice for the math portion of state testing.

“Falling Cats”—Science and Engineering; Speaking and Listening: In this activity, students practice listening skills with an interesting Radio Lab science broadcast about cats falling from New York skyscrapers. Students then express their understanding of the physical science of falling cats with pictures and words. Next, students build and test their own falling cat in a cool engineering project (3-4 hours).
Total Pages
22 pages
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