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By Kool Kat Science
A great addition to your planet or Mars Rover study. Student teams will review the planets in our solar system while they listen to The Planets, a suite composed by Gustav Holst which will guide them to look at the planets in a new way. Afterward,
Subjects:
Music, General Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, 4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.C.6, 5.MD.A.1, 3.NF.A.1, 5.NF.B.6, 4.NF.C.6, 4.NF.C.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.5, RI.3.7...
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By Kool Kat Science
This Fibers bundle includes a Powerpoint presentation that provides many examples of fibers such as thread, yarn and string, silk, bristles, paper, and more. In addition to fiber sources, the presentation illustrates a wide variety of uses that
Subjects:
Science, Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Science Centers
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
Nine different kites are introduced in the 26-page slideshow, along with an introduction to specialized kite terms and the forces at work on a kite that keep it in the sky.  A weather investigation is also provided that allows students to use
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Science Centers
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
In this investigation, teams will color-code a kite design on graph paper to visualize the surface area of a kite. The activity can be followed up with a Cloud Banner presentation that shows how kites are used to represent stories from different
Subjects:
Geometry, Arts, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Math Centers
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
This four-lesson unit uses an engineering approach to build a kite. Teams test their material options, then select their sail and spar materials. While building the kite, students use tools such as a wood file, side cutting pliers, and sandpaper.
Subjects:
Math, Science, Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
$15.00
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By Kool Kat Science
Most people know that paper is a versatile product made from natural fibers mashed into a pulp. Did you know that the papermaking process was invented in China and kept secret for centuries until the technology was traded as a state secret to the
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
This anchor chart introduces the forces at play for a kite in flight. The Lift diagram describes how a kite soars in the air defying gravity. Teachers can also use this chart to introduce the Beaufort wind scale as a tool for describing wind as an
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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By Kool Kat Science
A kite is more than just a scrap of paper or plastic tossed about in the air. It is a carefully engineered craft that balances four forces to achieve stable flight in defiance of the law of gravity. Most students are familiar with kites and many
Subjects:
Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
This one- or two-day activity introduces students to cardinal and ordinal directions using a compass to navigate a course. The course allows up to eight teams to follow separate paths using a compass. This strategy prevents teams from simply
Subjects:
Science, Physical Education, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Games
$5.00
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By Kool Kat Science
Topographic maps can seem very busy to the untrained eye, but they are actually ingenious 2D representations of our 3D world.  This slideshow introduces the elements that topographical maps share with conventional maps: e.g. symbols, colors, grid
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
In a GPS world, do children really need to learn to read a map and use a compass? Yes! Learning to use a compass is an important skill for building spatial reasoning skills and helping children get a sense of their world. This slideshow introduces
Subjects:
Physical Education, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Kool Kat Science
Are you ready to take your students’ engineering skills to a new level? Edison’s Toy Studio is a Project Based Learning unit designed to support electricity and engineering standards for 3rd-6th grade students. Working in small teams, your students
Subjects:
Arts, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.4, 3.MD.C.5, 4.MD.A.3, 4.MD.C.5, 4.MD.C.6, 3.G.A.2, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 6.G.A.3, 6.G.A.4
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By Kool Kat Science
This bundle has a detailed step-by-step guide to get students familiar with SketchUp. Students will model a simple chassis and wheels for their Mars Rovers. Once your fledgling engineers are comfortable with SketchUp, turn them loose to model the
Subjects:
Geometry, Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects
$15.00
$12.50
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By Kool Kat Science
This editable EDP template will guide students as they use the Engineering Design Process in their project based science lessons.The Engineering Design Process (EDP) is an iterative process for developing and improving an object or process.
Subjects:
Applied Math, Science, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By Kool Kat Science
Are you planning an electricity design challenge? The voltmeter is a vital tool for the IMPROVE step of the Engineering Design Process and gives students a glimpse into specialized technology used by electrical technicians. Students can use a
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Projects
FREE
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By Kool Kat Science
This package is designed to accompany the SketchUp Mars Rover Modeling Activity. It provides step-by-step guidelines to add four cool features to the basic rover chassis built in the introductory Mars Rover Modeling lesson. The expansion pack
Subjects:
Geometry, Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$10.00
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By Kool Kat Science
This 40-minute lesson uses a design-based approach to build a familiar favorite, the electric circuit game. Teams use what they know about electric circuits to solve the problem of making a quiz game. They discuss and then map out their ideas for
Subjects:
Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 4.MD.A.3, 5.MD.A.1, 3.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3
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By Kool Kat Science
Bring simple machines to life in this project-based unit for teaching simple machines and engineering design. In this unit, students explore levers, pulleys, and wheel and axle mechanisms to discover how mechanical puppets work. NGSS science
Subjects:
Arts, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$15.00
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By Kool Kat Science
The Lifter Sisters, a trio of science-loving siblings, serve as guides on this project-based-learning adventure. This 3-session unit covers all three classes of levers and culminates in a catapult design challenge. Students will build simple
Subjects:
Applied Math, Career and Technical Education, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$6.00
$5.00
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By Kool Kat Science
Say goodbye to messy research notebook sketches that depict electrical projects like a plate of spaghetti! This slideshow invites students to visualize their electrical circuits in a new way. Using simple examples, this presentation guides students
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years of teaching experience and 10 years writing STEM lessons for schools all over the US.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on project-based lessons integrating mathematics, language arts, and the arts in lessons. STEM lessons incorporating 21st-century skills and real-world vocabulary and expertise.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS earned in Elementary Education in 1998 from Taylor University, with middle school endorsements in science, mathematics, technology, language arts, and social studies. MS earned in 2009 from The University of Cincinnati in Science Curriculum Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In 2008, Paula served in a team of educators to implement STEM education in the Cincinnati Public School System. In this capacity, she wrote curriculum, trained teachers, served as focus group liaison, and an event coordinator for STEM education programs. Beginning in 2014 Dave, a software engineer, and Paula began writing project-based STEM and STEAM curriculum for school districts across the United States and China.

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