Homemade Science Lab « The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Homemade science kits are fantastic, inexpensive holiday or birthday gifts. In addition, they’re great places to store loose science items you might already have around the house, like magnets or magnifying glasses. I’ll list how much some of the ingredients/stuff cost me at Target. I’ll list some “ingredients” for science kits and link directly to the experiments in blue (just click on the experiment name.) Safety goggles, petri dishes,magnets, plastic test tubes, eyedroppers, magnifying glasses, plastic beakers and graduated cylinders are great additions to any kit! Here’s what we put in our kit: composition book: really cheap at Target and makes a great science notebook to draw, record, and tape photos of experiments into.baking soda: $.52 at Target can be used for a number of experiments like fizzy balloons and magic potion. Decorating the bin with sharpies(or paint) and stickers is a great way to personalize it and fun for whoever is putting it together.
Air Force wants student help on STEM projects Collaborative partnership encourages real-world solutions to STEM projects By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney August 26th, 2013 A new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce. The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November. Air Force representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers. (Next page: The three STEM projects)
Resources-STEM Education Center With the plethora of resources available regarding STEM education, it can be daunting to know where to begin your search. The sites listed are intended to be a helpful starting point for learning about STEM standards, getting ideas for lesson plans, finding STEM resources, and discovering opportunities for all ages to engage in STEM within the state of Minnesota. If you can’t find what you are looking for or need more specialized assistance, please call the STEM Education Center at 612-626-1705 and we will be glad to assist you. STEM General Resources: getSTEM getSTEM is a program which organizes events, provides resources (links, RSS feed, media) and creates discussion through forums in order to increase student and educator engagement in STEM fields. eGFI eGFI is a program offering classroom activities, lesson plans, news, outreach programs and web resources for K-12 educators to enhance their students’ math and science skills through engaging, exciting classroom activities. Girls Go Tech
The 10 Best STEM Resources By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Professional Development STEM Education Resource Center Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.
Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources The STEM and PBL Series Part 5… 14 Amazing Project Sites…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources I hope you have enjoyed the series and if you missed any post, feel free to click above! This last of this series allows you to explore some PBL units. By searching through STEM subjects in these sites’ databases or directories you can come up with a PBL unit to use, remix, or possible implement a lesson from. BIE Tools – PBL Project Search – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action. West Virginia PBL Project Data Base – This is a wonderful site where teachers can search through the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, dance, visual arts, theater, and music. Learning Reviews – This website claims to connect kids to learning on the web. Here are more than 30 websites with free PBL examples, guidance, rubrics, and templates. Others
Activity: Conveyor Engineering Lesson courtesy of TryEngineering.org Summary In this activity, teams of students in grades 3 to 12 explore how engineers work to solve such societal problems as moving goods, materials, and people by developing a conveyor system out of everyday materials than can transport pieces of candy 4 feet, including a 90-degree turn. Teams evaluate their results and reflect on them as a class. Grade level: 3 – 12 Time: Two or three 45-minute sessions Learning objectives Learn about engineering design and redesignLearn about manufacturing processes and conveyor systemsLearn how engineering can help solve society’s challengesLearn about teamwork and problem solving Learning Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of: engineering designmanufacturing and distributionconveyor systemsteamwork Standards National Science Education Standards CONTENT STANDARD A: Science as Inquiry As a result of activities, all students should develop Historical perspectives [grades 9-12] Design
Earth Systems - 6th Grade Science Earth Systems, Structures and Processes6.E.2 Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans. 6.E.2.1 Summarize the structure of the earth, including the layers, the mantle and core based on the relative position, composition and density. 6.E.2.2 Explain how crustal plates and ocean basins are formed, move and interact using earthquakes, heat flow and volcanoes to reflect forces within the earth. 6.E.2.3 Explain how the formation of soil is related to the parent rock type and the environment in which it develops. 6.E.2.4 Conclude that the good health of humans requires: monitoring the lithosphere, maintaining soil quality and stewardship. *** Please wait while the videos load. *** 6.E.2.1 - Layers of the Earth 6.E.2.3 - Geology Kitchen #1 - What is a Mineral? 6.E.2.3 - Geology Kitchen #2 - Identifying Minerals
Khan Academy 6-8STEMresources Introduction: In recent years, the potential impact of global warming has been discussed widely by the scientific community. The majority of scientific reports suggest that the Earth will be soon facing climate change as the Earth increases in temperature. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. The increase in temperature may only be a few degrees, however, this slight change could have a profound impact on the Earth's polar ice caps. There are many possible causes of global warming. The melting of the ice in Antarctica, Greenland and other land locked glaciers is a big concern for scientists. A good introduction to global warming for students can be found at: The Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Kid's site Group Size: Any Learning Objectives: 1. 2. 3. 4. Guiding Question: What is global warming? Materials: Student Introduction: What is Global Warming1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. Procedure1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.