STEM Activity Challenge Popcorn Huff and Puff K-2nd grade

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Description

STEM Elementary Classroom Project

Updated August 2018!

In this activity students will attempt to blow a piece of popcorn into an “empty” 2 liter bottler. To their surprise, they will find that it doesn’t work. Students will discuss this phenomenon with their team and attempt to explain it. Students will discover that the bottle is actually full...full of air! They will then brain- storm modifications that may allow the popcorn to be blown into the bottle.

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This STEM Activity Challenge includes teacher instructions, student instructions (worksheet), grading rubrics, a demonstration video for the teacher, a materials needed sheet, and the related NGSS standards!

In the teacher demonstration video, I give you an overview of the activity challenge, talk about the materials involved and where to get them, demonstrate how to set up the challenge for the students, and discuss the science involved. Teachers have found these videos to be very helpful by showing them step-by-step how to run the activity and giving them a better understanding of the science behind it.

This activity will challenge students to work together in groups to complete the given task. These activities are fun, engaging, and the students will learn science in the process. Group work and problem solving are at the heart of these STEM / STEAM challenges.

Each activity challenge will end with a real-world research question, video, or activity. It is usually an extension of what the students just discovered and learned. The students will be involved, excited, and looking forward to future activity challenges in your classroom.

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This activity addresses the following Next Generation Science Standards - NGSS
K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-3
K-PS2-1
K-PS2-2

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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