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- Engage your students with these week-long STEM Physical Science challenges. The STEM bundle comes with 11 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 slide$119.00$143.00Save $24.00
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge.
The energy company in your town is hosting an engineering contest for a chance to win a $5000 scholarship to any college in your state. The challenge requires you to design and construct a soda can solar panel that can heat a small room on a sunny day. Use your knowledge of thermal energy and convection currents to construct the winning design. It's going to take lots of research. Get ready to work.
• 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:
· Goggles (when poking the holes)
· 12 oz soda cans (eight per group)
· Phillips screwdriver or large nails
· Hammer or something for pounding
· Clear plastic wrap or clean garbage bag
· Black paint and brushes (optional)
· Toilet paper tubes
· Class fan or small handheld fan
The supply list is dynamic and can be adjusted to your situation.
NGSS and TEKS Standards
Supports these Next Generation Science Standards:
Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
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.
Supporting this Texas TEKS:
Investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.
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