Reflection: Relevance STEM Lab: Building Models With Earth Materials - Section 2: Day 1 -Think


I have found that starting with a video of real insects or animals or something that the students find interesting is a great way to start conversation with my students before beginning a STEM project. You can find just about anything on YouTube! Watch as I take my students from the video of the wasp building a nest to application.


Think - Discussion

  Relevance: How Can I Get Them Excited About Termites???
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STEM Lab: Building Models With Earth Materials

Unit 7: Rocks & Minerals
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT plan and build a model of a termite mound or mud dauber's nest using Earth materials.

Big Idea: We know all about animals, so now we are extending our knowledge about how they build - using Earth materials!

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Science, volcanoes, mineral, First Grade, 1.E.2.1 Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils, and water that make them useful in different ways. , fossils, rocks
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