If children are “engineering” their very own original designs, then they are doing the “E” in STEM. It’s the application of their prior knowledge in science, mathematics, and utilization of technology that they apply in order to create! All children are natural “STEMists!” #STEM #science #EngineeringDesignProcess
Science in the News Template -Students use this template to summarize the article that they have read.
Reading in the Content Areas:Science in the News Ready-to-go Project for Informational Text and Close Reading.Students find, read, and respond to nonfiction articles that are science based. Relates to ELA Common Core standards for nonfiction and can be used for various grade levels as a "close reading" activity.
Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and build a series on one side, then a parallel on the other with certain parameters for the switches. The students have an amazing time and there is always 100% participation and together we saved those lights from a trip to the landfill!