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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 slideshow$119.00$156.00Save $37.00
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge.
School budgets have been cut all across your district. Unfortunately, now your science teacher has no money to order models for you to look at when you start your body systems unit. It's a good thing that your teacher is a genius and knows how to solve problems. Your group has been tasked with creating a scale model of the skeletal system. In addition to building the model, you will also need to develop a way to label all of the bones from the list provided by your teacher. You will also need to describe the major functions of the skeletal system. This model will be used for instruction for many years, so do your best 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:
· Cardboard or poster board – $10,000
· Butcher paper – $8,000 (1mx1m)
· Newspaper – $2,000 per sheet
· Glue – $1,000
· Toilet paper/paper towel tubes – $5,000 each
· Pipe cleaners – 6/$2,000
· Scissors – $5,000
· Paper – 3/$5,000
· Tape – $2,000 per meter
· Paperclips – 10/$3,000
· Rubber bands – 5/$3,000
· Toothpicks – 10/$2,000
· Brads – $1,000 each
· Paper plates – $5,000
· Bendable straws – $1,000 each
The supply list is dynamic and can be adjusted to your situation.
NGSS and TEKS Standards
Supports these 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 this 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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