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DESCRIPTION3-D Dinosaur is filled with fossils and dinosaurs. Students learn about fossils, dinosaurs, and the Mesozoic era.PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Take learners from ground zero to unlimited heights! Created for upper-elementary students, the Aeronautical STEM Unit provides both content and hands-on experiences regarding the basics of flight, including:
Students learn how athletes have increased in size, strength, and speed; how equipment protects them; and how new equipment is needed to continue to protect them. They use the engineering design process to create a vehicle to safely transport and protect an egg during a crash.
What is the best way to absorb the energy of contact in sports?
In Air and Water, students learn about Earth’s dynamic systems of air and water. Students investigate Earth’s atmosphere, the water cycle, weather forecasting, and how water is cleaned.
Air Engineering Challenges is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit in which students work in teams of two to four to find out about hydraulic systems. Activities teach students research skills and teamwork. Students design and make an interactive display.
The Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.
Each unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all of the materials needed for a class of 24 students.
A pack with enough materials to restock the Air Engineering Challenges Elementary STEM Unit for 24 students.
DESCRIPTIONIn Air Everywhere, students study air – clean and polluted. Students also study how the air can keep airplanes in the sky.PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
DESCRIPTIONIn Air Power, students learn about the power of air. Students also learn that wind can push sails to make boats and cars move and that air can be compressed and used to do work. Air can make waves.PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Introduce students to experimenting with variables and finding velocity with this unit on air-powered rockets. In the first section, students build simple straw rockets and test how different rocket lengths and launch angles affect flight. Students record the resulting data and use it to calculate velocity. In the second part, the class turns to rockets launched by the powerful AP Launcher. These tube rockets are ideal for outdoor or gymnasium launches that help students explore fin placement and design their own rockets. Finally, they build and launch rocket-boosted gliders.
The Varying Launch Angles activity delves into the effect of launch angles on the flight of straw rockets. After building a basic rocket, students complete two launches at a given launch angle and repeat this process while increasing the angle in increments of 15 degrees. As they work, students measure and record each launch’s flight time and range. After completing the launches, the data collected is evaluated to learn about the connection between launch angle and rocket performance.
OVERVIEWIn Alternative Energy, students explore the basic concepts of energy as well as the law of conservation of energy. Information is presented about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and how these resource types are important for meeting global energy demands. The advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy forms such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower are presented. Hands-on experiences include experiments with a wind turbine, solar cells, and hydrogen fuel cells.STUDENT OBJECTIVES
In Animal Adaptations, students learn about animals. Students also learn about animals’ unique features and about how these features help them to survive.
Animal Survival takes students on a journey to show them the amazing animals we have in our world. Students explore ways these animals manage to stay alive as they fight for survival in the wild world.