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 Capitol region. Students discover STEM innovations surrounding objects featured in the Smithsonian 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. Five are featured in the Smithsonian Museum and one is the design of Washington, D.C itself:
• Wright Flyer:
the design approach the Wright Brothers used to develop the first working airplane.
• Hope Diamond:
the science behind the color, shape and hardness of this precious gem.
• Rembrandt Peale:
the study of natural history in early America as shown in the work of this early American painter.
• Edison's Light Bulb:
how Edison achieve multiple scientific challenges to develop the first working light bulb.
• Space Race:
how competition between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. spurred a series of technological innovations to explore outer space.
• Washington, D.C.:
how Pierre L'Enfant employed mathematics in his survey and design of the U.S. capital.
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, Natural History Museum, African American History Museum, National Art Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, National History Museum.