Grades Prek 8 Spring 2017 page 15 Science / Social Studies

Stepping Into STEM These dynamic resources provide guided lessons to integrate project-based learning into your science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. Each unit provides background information for teachers and students and moves from teacher-directed activities toward more open-ended activities. The culminating activity in each unit allows students to design their own unique "invention" or conduct an experiment of their own creation. Students will be challenged to work collaboratively, using a design process that helps them "step into STEM" with greater competence and confidence. Correlated to CCSS & NGSS standards. 160 pages. $17.99 each TCU 3869 Grade 3 TCU 3897 Grade 4 TCU 3966 Grade 5 TCU 3980 Grade 6 TCU 9536 Stepping Into STEM Set (4 books) $71.96 A M N A M E A M N A M E into STEM DERBY CARS UNIT 7-ACTIVITY 2 DESIGNING YOUR RACER You will continue using the same materials as in the previous activity. 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A folding table with the legs folded in at one end works well, also. Any inclined area with a xjef!bu!tvsgbdf!xjmm!xpsl/!!Ublf!uvsot!xjui!puifs!ufbnt! testing your racers. TIME TRIALS 1. Measure the length of the ramp you are using. Tape the metersticks (or yardsticks) in place down the center of the ramp, if possible. 2. Set two cars in place at the rear of the ramp with the rear wheels just on the ramp. ! 4/! Vtf!b!xbudi!ps!tupqxbudi!up!ujnf!uif!usjbm/ 4. Record the time for each trial on this sheet. 5. Do several trials. Name of Your Racer: TRIAL LENGTH TIME 1st 2nd 4se 4th 5th 6th 8ui UNIT 7-ACTIVITY ARS e Y 2 #3980 Stepping i around them go resistance creat techniques to re 1. Add a trian vehicle so back and a ! 3/! Dbswf!ps!t glue to the ! 4/! Zpv!nbz!x bfspezob over the e gpmefs!qjf BALANCING ! ! Zpv!dbo!v your race ! ! Zpv!nbz Part of a Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and digital literacy into the curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning. Each book presents several units that require students to think creatively and to put what they are learning into practice. Meanwhile, the teacher can continually assess what is being learned and make any necessary adjustments. The books actually make learning fun - while meeting curriculum requirements! 112 pages. $14.99 each TCU 3024 PreK -K TCU 3025 Grades 1 -2 TCU 3027 Grades 2 -3 TCU 9636 Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM Set (3 books) $44.97 #3025 Project-Based Activities for STEM 56 Teacher Created Resources STEM Activities Pumpkins Discover Pumpkins (cont.) Station 2-Observe and Draw Pumpkins -Science/Engineering/Math Tools Discover Pumpkins Journals Procedure 1. Observe the attributes of the pumpkin. 2. Draw a picture of the pumpkin on page 1 in the Discover Pumpkins journal. 3. Using the chart or spreadsheet created earlier, identify the variety of pumpkin and write its name in the journal on page 1. 4. Determine a method to count the number of ribs on the pumpkin. Record the number of ribs on page 2 in the journal. Station 3-Measure the Pumpkin's Circumference -Science/Engineering/Math Tools Discover Pumpkins journals Procedure 1. Figure out a way to measure the distance around the pumpkin. This distance is called the circumference . What tools will you use? (measuring tapes, rulers, yardsticks, string, or other?) 2. Measure the pumpkin (using inches) and record the circumference on page 2 in the Discover Pumpkins journal. #3 Buy as an e-book! Social Studies Differentiated Lessons & Assessments Practical strategies, activities, and assessments help teachers differentiate lessons to meet the individual needs, styles, and abilities of students. Each unit of study includes key concepts, discussion topics, vocabulary, and assessments, as well as a wide range of activities for visual, logical, verbal, musical, and kinesthetic learners. Helpful extras include generic strategies and activities for differentiating lessons. 224 pages. $19.99 each TCU 2924 Grade 4 Topics include: Classifying Living Things; Plants; Ecosystems; Water and Weather; Rocks and Minerals; Matter; Heat; Electricity; Sound Science TCU 2925 Grade 5 Topics include: Cells; The Human Body; Space; Earth and the Solar System; Properties of Matter; Chemical Changes in Matter; Force and Motion; Energy TCU 2926 Grade 6 Topics include: Cells; The Reproduction of Living Things; Plants; Plate Tectonics; Matter; Machines; Force and Motion; Technology TCU 2927 Grade 4 Topics include: Maps and Globes; United States Regions; The Northeast; The Southeast; The Midwest; The Southwest; The West TCU 2928 Grade 5 Topics include: Early People of North and South America; Native People of North America; Colonial America; American Revolution; The United States 1781-1815; Westward Expansion; Civil War and Reconstruction; Invention, Industry & Immigration; World War I and II TCU 2929 Grade 6 Topics include: Ancient Civilizations; Ancient Egypt; Ancient China; Ancient India and Persia; Ancient Greece; Ancient Rome; The Byzantine Empire and Islam; Europe in the Middle Ages; The Renaissance 15 Grades PreK-6 STEM/Science/Social Studies

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