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Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

 
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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
   

Where Do Plants Get The Materials They Need? (Day 1: Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Transfer of Energy and Matter Through Organisms in an Ecosystem
5th Grade Science » Unit: Transfer of Energy and Matter Through Organisms in an Ecosystem
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work through the steps of the scientific method to set up and control variables in three experiments. They will collect evidence through these experiments to support their claim that plants get their energy from the sun, water, soil, or air.

 
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plants growing
   

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
   

Testable Questions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore poppers as a science tool to create a testable question.

 
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poppers
   

Building an Earthquake Resistant Structure

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

How can you use the engineering design process to build a structure that can stand up to an earthquake?

 
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a potential
   

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
   

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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test image
   

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
   

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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roller coaster support system
   

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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Poppers Investigation

4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
4th Grade Science » Unit: Poppers
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will put their learning about scientific investigations in action as they conduct a poppers lab.

 
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poppers and ruler
   

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
   

Where Do Plants Get The Materials They Need? (Day 2: Presenting your Findings)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Transfer of Energy and Matter Through Organisms in an Ecosystem
5th Grade Science » Unit: Transfer of Energy and Matter Through Organisms in an Ecosystem
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work through the steps of the scientific method to set up and control variables in three experiments. They will collect evidence through these experiments to support their claim that plants get their energy from the sun, water, soil, or air.

 
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plants growing
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