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- Engage your students with these week-long STEM Earth Science and Space 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.• Th$119.99$156.00Save $36.01
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge.
Alfred Wegener is the scientist who proposed the Continental Drift Theory in 1912. At the time, Wegener was mocked and ridiculed for his outlandish idea. He died at the age of 50, decades before his ideas on Continental Drift were accepted. Now Continental Drift is widely accepted, and several major research institutions in his home country of Germany bear his name. One of them is creating a display to celebrate the opening of a new laboratory. It's your mission to find the major pieces of evidence that support the Continental Drift Theory. You will create an attractive model for the grand opening that highlights the major pieces of evidence supporting this theory. Make sure to stick to the facts and correctly support Wegener's ideas. As we know now, he deserves the credit.
• 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:
· Cardboard or poster board
· Toilet paper/paper towel tubes
· Pipe cleaners
· Rubber bands
· Craft sticks
· Dixie cups
· String or yarn
· Push pins
The supply list is dynamic and can be adjusted to your situation.
NGSS and TEKS Standards
Next Generation Science Standards:
MS ESS2-2-Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
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.
Describe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory.
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