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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.
Your team has been invited to participate in a survival reality show! The twist with this show? The only survival tools you can use are those your team designs and builds. Of course, the most critical element of survival is clean drinking water. There are many methods of purifying water, and you will be researching them to come up with a working prototype of a water purification system. Before going on the show, you must be able to take a bottle of unclean water and purify it so that someone could drink it. Are you up for the challenge? Let's get 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:
· Dirty water 250mL
· 3-5 Large Styrofoam cup
· 500mL beaker
· Toilet paper
· Cotton balls
· Coffee filters
· Sieve or screen
· Chlorine drops
· pH paper with scale
The supply list is dynamic and can be adjusted to your situation.
NGSS and TEKS Standards
Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
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.
Model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed
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