EUREKUS STEAM CURRICULUM - Simple Machines:
STEM Lesson + Art Project!
Have a blast exploring simple machines with our mini rocket launchers! Our Lever Launchers project adds a new twist to the old-fashioned Popsicle stick launchers. Through this project, learners investigate levers and wedges as part of our exciting STEAM and Maker-based curriculum, Simply Machines. This PDF Teaching Guide includes an in-depth discussion of levers reinforced by our mini rocket launchers art project. The learning lesson also includes a fun investigation into the history of rockets linked with discussions regarding wedges and properties of matter. There are detailed step-by-step Instructables and helpful templates that can be photocopied for making mini rockets. The art project includes opportunities to investigate and reinforce math concepts relating to measurement and geometry.
- STEM Learning Lesson & Discussion Notes
- Key Vocabulary
- Historical Tidbits
- Art Project Instructables (with easy-to-follow photos!)
- Supply Lists
- Photos of Student Work
- Mini Rocket Templates (for copying or printing)
- NGSS & Common Core Standards
- Additional Resource Links
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