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STEM and Animal Adaptations. Engineer an animal to match a habitat. A super way to integrate engineering into a unit on animal adaptations! This activity was used as part of our “ Get Caught Engineering - Is It in Your Nature?” family workshop at
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STEM Engineering Challenge with Fairy Tales! Get Caught Engineering with a Charming Bundle of Enchanted Engineering! Five fairy tales combined with five STEM lessons is a bundle that will see you through the rest of the school year. This is our
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Starting a STEM program at your school? Need some basic ideas to get you started? We have put together 17 pages of general information that will provide an over view for teachers and a generic student notebook that could be used with any
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Integrate STEM Engineering Challenges and Ancient History? YES! We have three STEM lessons packaged together for your class. Explore architectural concepts from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Greece as STEM is integrated into the history
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STEM Engineering Challenges!! STEM in a BAG for C.S.I. - " Curious STEM Investigators" - FOUR Engineering Activities Everyone loves a mystery and telling your kids they are members of a C.S.I. organization will capture their attention. After
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STEM Engineering Challenge for Halloween!! Autumn means Pumpkin Chucking Time - an awesome STEM activity! No pumpkin chucking catapults near your location? No problem...hold your own mini contest with this fun activity that reinforces knowledge of
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STEM Engineering Challenge!! STEM YOUR NEST or (Are your students better engineers than a bird?) Birds are amazing engineers. Now
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STEM Sparks- Maker Space Task Cards Get Caught Engineering loves the Maker Movement and likes to give students time to just explore materials and think about ideas. Inventors do a lot of making, tinkering, exploring, engineering and just pondering
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STEM Engineering Challenge for Halloween! Can your students engineer like a spider? With yarn, a coat hanger and tape, challenge your class to create a weight bearing web. Packet includes student pages, teacher notes, group roles, inquiry
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STEM Engineering with Superheros!! "What's Your STEM Power?" Engineer Like a Superhero! Planning a STEM day at your school or camp? The theme of superheroes provides lots of inspiration for lessons and ideas that will appeal to kids from ages
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STEM Engineering Challenge with Flowers. Let's engineer fantasy flowers and plants!! The STEM Flower Show demonstrates that integration of engineering is possible into any subject…even the study of plants! Science, fantasy, mechanical, and
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STEM Challenges Get Caught Engineering All Year Long!! We know that finding an extra spot for a STEM lesson can be difficult in a busy schedule. We have chosen twelve of our most popular engineering lessons that can be integrated into many different
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STEM Challenges The STEM-A-THON includes 12 engineering activities as well as a collection of Get Caught Engineering materials for a center or bulletin board. Activities use recyclable and easy to find materials. Perfect for the small STEM
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STEM Engineering Challenge for Force and Motion. A STEM activity in which students apply their knowledge of force, motion, and gravity to solve a creative engineering problem. Students are challenged to design a prototype of a roller coaster for a
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Stem and Engineering to the rescue as students work together to clean up an oil spill. “STEM the Spill” is an engineering lesson that can be integrated into environment studies, ocean investigations, or a unit on the properties of liquids. Using
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STEM Engineering Challenges for Halloween. Engineer Halloween with STEM! We have bundled four engineering lessons that integrate simple machines, electrical circuits, and physical science with a Halloween theme. • Engineering is a Scream – Haunted
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STEM the Beak : An Engineering Energizer and STEM Engineering Challenge. Can your students engineer a bird beak? Challenge your student to design and create various bird beaks that can capture different food sources. The activity is set up for group
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STEM Engineering Challenge!! Are early explorers part of your curriculum? We have the perfect STEM activity to integrate into your unit: creating a compass! By combining what they know about magnets, directions, and engineering, your students will
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We are off to see the Wizard...and to ask him for engineering skills. Great literature lends itself to numerous engineering activities and The Wizard of Oz is no exception. Students will design and build structures to survive a tornado (disguised
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STEM Engineering Challenge in the Colonies : Engineer a Waterwheel. Add some STEM to your colonial history lessons with this fun hands-on activity that uses simple and easy to find supplies. In “Engineer a Waterwheel” student groups will build a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Together, Cheryl Nelson and Wendy Goldfein bring a total of over 50 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through seventh grade. They have taught gifted and special needs students as well as English Language Learners. Wendy and Cheryl have developed an integrated engineering curriculum encompassing grades K-7.Cheryl lives in Virginia and Wendy has recently moved from Virgnia to Washington State. Their blog and website provides free STEM resources and support ideas. Follow their Facebook and Pinterest pages for updates on grants, curriculum, and professional development opportunities. http://www.getcaughtengineering.com https://www.facebook.com/GetCaughtEngineering

MY TEACHING STYLE

Wendy and Cheryl believe that children learn best when given the opportunity to apply the concepts taught in the classroom to real world problems. Problem solving with hands on activities drives their curriculum and inspires children to work as a team and persevere as they strive for solutions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Wendy is a National Board Certificated teacher and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.She received a Japanese Fulbright Memorial Fund Award and was a finalist for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship.She has consulted and written educational materials for numerous organizations including The Smithsonian and Discovery Education. She also served on the teacher advisory boards for Scholastic Publications and Time Magazine for Kids. Cheryl was a 2015 nominee for the Fairfax County School District Leadership Award. Cheryl and Wendy are the recipients of numerous STEM grants to fund their school’s engineering program. They were recently published in NSTA's Science and Children journal, and regularly present workshops at state and national science and STEM conventions. They have developed STEM programs and workshops for The National Building Museum,The Bellevue Art Museum, and The Smithsonian.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Wendy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound and her graduate degree from Eastern Washington University, in addition to doctoral course work in science education at George Mason University. Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from York College and completed graduate studies at the University of Virginia. Wendy and Cheryl both have continued to add to their STEM educational foundation by regularly attending STEM and Engineering courses and workshops. Cheryl and Wendy have been trained by the Boston Science Museum's Engineering is Elementary program to present workshops about EiE.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Wendy and Cheryl are eager to help spread the word on children's engineering. They have trained teachers and administrators throughout the United States. Contact them at getcaughtengieering@gmail.com to schedule a workshop. Testimonials from recent workshops are available on their website: http://www.getcaughtengineering.com/ Like their Facebook page for amazing resources and ideas they share each week: https://www.facebook.com/GetCaughtEngineering Get Caught Engineering also has a very popular STEM board on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/getcaughtengin/ And follow their TPT store to receive a monthly STEM newsletter filled with ideas.

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