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Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

 
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Finding Erosion at Our School

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Erosion can be a big problem here at school and in our neighborhood. What can be done to stop its destruction? Let's design an erosion control of our own.

 
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Still Looking for Shade-A Design and Engineering Challenge Continues

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students have previously participated in a design and engineering challenge. Now it is time for the student to see if they can improve their structures!

 
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beach umbrella
   

Simple Machines Inventions

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Simple Machines
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Simple Machines
Kasie Hamman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will solve real world problems by thinking and acting like engineers!

 
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Paper to Paper

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Performing with paper
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Performing with paper
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Kids learn that used paper can still be useful instead being thrown away by making paper from used paper.

 
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paper to paper
   

STEM & Sound - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you solve a communication problem using sound? Yes you can!

 
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investigating
   

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for VANILLA Ice Cream!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pollination can be tricky for some plants, like the vanilla plant. We can use the engineering process to help us design our very own plant pollinator!

 
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ice scream cover
   

What Do Engineers Do? Part 1

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Mission Possible! Engineers solve problems!

 
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what do engineers do part 1
   

Those Darn Squirrels!-- Brainstorming Ideas

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We can learn about the engineering design process in a fun and entertaining way by reading a book about imaginative squirrels! Your kiddos will go nutty over the engineering design process!

 
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book
   

Senses Help Scientists

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Joanne  Clapp
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using our five senses helps improve our observational skills.

 
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The Wonderful Towers of Watts--Building Background Knowledge

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students will learn about a famous beautiful tower, which helps to build their background knowledge of towers and structures. They will also learn that a newspaper article contains important information.

 
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watts towers cover
   

Introducing Engineering

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Eww! There is something gross under the cafeteria table. Pick it up-- no, you pick it up! How about we mimic a bird's beak to solve the problem of picking up our trash?

 
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kookaburra image
   

STEM, Plants & Biomimicry - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 6: Plant Life
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 6: Plant Life
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Have you heard of Biomimicy? This amazing science is using nature to solve everyday problems! Check out how 1st grade students use this science to plan and design solutions to real problems!

 
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making a plan
   

It's All in the Details!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do scientists make observations? Let's explore this idea and find out all of the different ways to observe.

 
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frog
   

What Do Engineers Do? Part 2

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to the Engineering Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Engineers follow many steps to help them solve problems!

Standards:
 
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what do engineers do part 2
   

STEM & Light - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you solve problems? Let's research how light energy can help us to communicate with others!

 
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