This kit is perfect for integrating STEM content into general STEM units or units on U.S. History and study of the Maryland, Virginia and the Capital region. Students discover STEM innovations connected with famous landmarks in the Capitol 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 throughout U.S. history:
• U.S. Dollar Bill:
the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing employs the latest technology to secure the fidelity of U.S. currency
• U.S. Capitol Dome:
discover how engineer overcame structural design challenges to build the Capitol dome.
• International Spy Museum and Microdot Cameras:
discover how technology enabled microdot cameras to send miniature, hidden messages.
discover the mathematics behind the Pentagon's design and how it enables quick passage throughout the building.
• Thomas Jefferson's Swivel Chair:
Thomas Jefferson built on previous inventions to invent a new device--the swivel chair (upon which he sat while writing the Declaration of Indepdendence).
• Mount Vernon and Ice Cream:
discover the science behind ice cream production; ice was harvested along the Potomac river and stored through summer at Mount Vernon for ice cream.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THESE BUNDLE:
• Combo Pack: Double Set of Washington, D.C. STEM Discovery Cards Kit
• Growing Bundle: United States STEM Discovery Cards Kits **BEST VALUE!**
• 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
• Bundle: Biomes Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kits
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, Mount Vernon, Pentagon, Spy, Library of Congress, Engraving and Printing.