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Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

 
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Flying Into a Problem (1/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Flight Testing+Designing+Researching+Fun=SCIENCE!

 
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first model
   

Logan Explains the Engineering Design Process

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What are the steps in the engineering design process? What activities do engineers actually complete during those steps? Students learn the steps and then apply their new knowledge in their first design challenge.

 
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Flight of the Champions (3/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students get excited about constructing, competing, and cheering each other on. This lesson integrates all three!

 
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perfect airplane
   

Engineering Project: Marshmallow Catapult

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will act just as real scientists by working through the engineering design process to plan, build, and a test a catapult they made from craft sticks and rubber bands.

 
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Engineering Project: Balloon Car

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students act just as real scientists do, to create and test a vehicle they have designed, that is powered by only a balloon.

 
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balloon car
   

Day 2: Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will learn about the Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge, such as the constraints and criteria for success. Students will also begin building supports for their marble roller coaster model.

 
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student making a support
   

Engineering Project: Straw Structure to Hold A Cup of Water

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students act just as real scientists to research, plan, build, test, and rebuild the tallest structure, made of nothing but straws and tape, that can hold a cup of water for 30 seconds.

 
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Day 7: Roller Coaster Funnels & Half-Pipes

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will learn how to construct funnels and half-pipes. Then, students will experiment with different ways to successfully attach their tracks, funnels, and half-pipes in their roller coaster prototypes.

 
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testing roller coasters
   

Engineering Project: Newspaper Structure

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work through the scientific process of engineering by researching, planning, building, and testing a structure built of nothing but newspaper and tape that can hold the most weight.

 
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newspaper
   

Day 6: Building Up!

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will begin placing roller coaster tracks on their support structure and will participate in a design review with their teams to gather feedback.

 
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roller coaster example
   

Unit 1 Assessment

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students demonstrate their knowledge of standards in two ways, by completing a written test consisting of multiple choice and extended response, and by earning 50 points from choice board projects.

 
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Day 4: Completing the Roller Coaster Support System

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students continue working on their roller coaster support systems. Also, I introduce a variety of paper roller coaster components so that students can construct a design of their roller coaster on paper.

 
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Weather-Proofing Our School - Day One

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Application of weathering information to construction and engineering.

 
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Day 3: Roller Coaster Support System

5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Gravity
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will build their support system, identify failure points, and improve their supports. Students will complete about half of the roller coaster support structure during this lesson.

 
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student s supports
   

Magnet Engineering Design Challenge

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you use magnets to solve a problem?

 
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levitating
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