This kit is perfect for integrating STEM content into units on California, San Francisco, Monterey or Silicon Valley. Students discover STEM innovations developed in the region in the form of six origami riddle cards.
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The kit includes these six infinite origami cards based on innovations developed around San Francisco and Monterey:
• Cannery Row:
sardine production and subsequent environmental preservation
• Cable Cars:
from horsepower to powerhouses
• Ghiradelli Square:
discovery of the broma process
• Golden Gate Bridge:
civil engineering and design
• Monterey Bay:
ecoysystem preservation as a marine sanctuary
• Silicon Valley:
how its culture of distruptive STEM innovation began
• 6 PDF STEM Discovery Cards
• 1 STEM Discovery Map computer interactive (and link to online version
To create these templates you just need:
• a color printer
• paper cutter or exacto knife and sharp edge
• hot glue gun or stapler
• Biomimicry Discovery Cards
STEM Discovery Cards are a compelling way to engage young learners and get them to think about STEM innovation in the regions you are studying!
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: This product gives the End User (purchaser) the right to use the lesson plans in their classroom. Please purchase one additional, discounted multi-seat license per classroom if sharing with additional classrooms or for school district use. Thank you!
All projects are aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). See preview file for lesson overview and standards alignment.
Keywords: inventions, origami, STEAM, STEM, technology, engineering, California, San Francisco, Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay.