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- Engage your students with these week-long STEM Life Science challenges. The STEM bundle comes with 12 student-led STEM activities.What's Included in Each STEM Project• The 21st-century problem includes a video challenge which outlines the activity in a fun and easy to understand way.• The slideshowPrice $119.00Original Price $156.00Save $37.00
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge.
What makes your hand such an amazing appendage? Scientists agree our opposable thumbs are key in our success with tools. This long thumb and its ability to easily touch the other fingers allow humans to firmly grasp and manipulate objects of many different shapes. Duplicating that movement in artificial limbs can be challenging. As young prosthetic researchers, your team needs to build a model of a hand that can be manipulated to pick up objects of different shapes and sizes. Along the way, you will learn about how the skeletal and muscular systems work together. Good luck to your team!
• The 21st-century problem includes a video challenge which outlines the activity in a fun and easy to understand way.
• The slideshow presentation (PPT) allows the teacher to facilitate the pacing throughout the project.
• The teacher lesson plans include TEKS and NGSS standards alignment, and step-by-step directions on what the teacher and students should be doing along the way.
• The student notebook will guide the student through the activity. The questions will challenge students to learn new information, reflect on learned information, and provide the students a framework for the entire project.
• Each lesson is written using the Launch process. Students are going to be brainstorming with their peers and reflecting on failures and opportunities. At the end of each project, we’ve asked the students to share their ideas with the world. This holds students accountable. They will put forth the best effort knowing other students could critique the project.
What Supplies Do I Need
Each product contains a list of suggested supplies for the project. We were very cautious about choosing inexpensive items. This project has a suggested supply list that includes:
· Paper towel tubes
· Toilet paper tubes
· Pipe cleaners
· Rubber bands
· Bendable straws
· Rubber gloves (thin)
· Craft sticks
The supply list is dynamic and can be adjusted to your situation.
NGSS and TEKS Standards
Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Supports Texas TEKS:
Identify the main functions of the systems of the human organism, including the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, reproductive, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine systems.
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