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Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

 
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A Place in the Shade-An Engineering Challenge

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:

Even kindergarteners can participate in the engineering and design process in this challenge in which they try to keep an ice cube from melting.

 
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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
   

Toy Vehicle Design

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering Opportunities
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering Opportunities
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Engineering elves apply their research from the last couple of lessons to design their own toy vehicle blue print.

 
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Wood You Marry Me?-Assessment

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Wood You Marry Me?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Wood You Marry Me?
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is wood important?

 
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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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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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Goody Goody Gumdrop! Building Structures are Fun!

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:

We can use triangles to make a gumdrop structure strong and stable.

 
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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
   

Build a Paper Tower Challenge (Part 3) Building and Measuring Our Towers

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:

We can build a tower from plans that we have developed. Once built, we can measure the structure to see if it meets the specifications.

 
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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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Seeds on the Move

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bye mama! Students view videos to learn about seed dispersal and make sketches to articulate seed attributes that make it possible for specific dispersal systems.

 
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Two Scoops Are Better Than One!

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

Two scoops are better than one! We can work in teams to accomplish a task. First let's choose our best plan for our hand pollinators and then create a diagram of our new design.

 
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