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STEM on the GO! Lessons

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 1st Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 5-7 years old
    Topics of Study: Strength and DIrection of Forces
    Objective: Students will change the strength and direction of a wrecking ball's push to safely knock down a building.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 1st Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: K-2
    Topics of Study: Communication with codes, distance with light

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 1st Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 6-12 years
    Topics of Study: Anatomy, Structure and Function
    Objective: Students will create a structure that will protect an animal from UV rays.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 1st Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: K-2
    Topics of Study: Engineering, Simple Machines
    Objective: Students will use different materials to create an invention to solve a problem.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 2nd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 2nd-5th Grade
    Topics of Study: Science, Engineering & Technology
    Objective: Students will learn about bridge design and use their knowledge of forces to engineer a strong bridge made of paper.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 2nd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: K-2
    Topics of Study: Sun, Heat and Engineering
    Objective: Students experiment with ways to bring light and warmth to a cold place where the sun doesn’t shine throughout the winter.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 2nd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 7-10 years old
    Topics of Study: Structure and Properties of Matter
    Objective: Students will create a bracelet out of recycled materials that will withstand water.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 3rd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 2nd-7th Grade
    Topics of Study: Ecosystems, Environmental Impact
    Objective: Students will build their own ecosystem and test how different events affect their ecosystem.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 3rd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 2nd-5th Grade
    Topics of Study: Forces & Motion, Pneumatic Air Pressure, Engineering Design Process
    Objective: Students will use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and improve balloon powered cars.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 3rd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:6-10 years old
    Topics of Study: Magnetic Field
    Objective: Students will determine what objects are magnetic using a magnet to pull them out of a landfill.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 3rd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:9-12 years old
    Topics of Study: Area, Perimeter and Geometric Shapes
    Objective: Create a 3D city that includes 8 structures and list the area and perimeter of each structure.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 3rd Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:8-12 years old
    Topics of Study: Forces and Motion
    Objective: Build a device that can transport a ping-pong ball from the top of a zip line to the bottom in 4 seconds or less.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 4th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:2nd-7th Grade
    Topics of Study: Erosion
    Objective: Students will study erosion and experiment with different erosion stopping techniques.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 4th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:K-8
    Topics of Study: Weather, Climate, Recording, Graphing, Writing
    Objective: Students will collect information on temperature, display collected data in graphs, and use calculators to determine the coolest location to spend hot days.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 4th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:7-12 years
    Topics of Study: Converting Measurements
    Objective: Students will convert measurements to prepare a slime recipe for different amounts of slime.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 4th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:7-12 years
    Topics of Study: Earth's Systems
    Objective: Students will use different materials to construct a structure that will withstand 2 inches of flood water.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 4th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:7-12 years
    Topics of Study: Energy Conservation and Transfer
    Objective: Students will determine how the speed of a car is affected by the surface type.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 5th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:4th-6th Grades
    Topics of Study: Earth Spheres, Water Cycle, Aquifers, Water as a Natural Resource
    Objective: Students will describe how to set up a model aquifer station to observe how water flows, the effects of groundwater levels to water level in a pond, and where the best place is to put a well.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 6th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:4th-8th Grade
    Topics of Study: Engineering Design Process, Quality Control, Assembly Line Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Using Math to Make Comparisons
    Objective: Students will design an assembly line process to manufacture a product as quickly and efficiently while meeting quality control criteria.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 6th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:6th-8th Grade
    Topics of Study: Engineering, Creativity, Teamwork
    Objective: Students will create a prototype out of only the materials available in their Mystery Box to solve a problem.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 7th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:3-8th grade
    Topics of Study: Environmental Science, Oil Spills
    Objective: Students will study the environmental effects of an oil spill.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 7th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:3-7th grade
    Topics of Study: Matter, Earth Systems (human interaction), Ecosystems
    Objective: Students will design, build, and test a multi-layer water filter.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 8th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range:8th grade
    Topics of Study: Aerodynamics of flight and design, Forces of gravity, lift, drag and thrust
    Objective: Students will learn about gravity (weight), lift, thrust and drag as related to the flight of planes.

  • Standards Targeted Grade: 8th Grade
    Suitable Grade/Age Range: 4-8th grade
    Topics of Study: Energy Transformations, Conservation, Kinetic Energy
    Objective: Students will study the effects of blade design, number of blades, and wind speed have on a windmill’s performance.

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