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ICE BREAKER


Where are you with STEM Education?

PLEASE DO NOW


What makes students motivated to learn?
Write one idea on each sticky note found on your table.
As a table please try to develop at least 10 unique ideas.



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COACHES

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COACHES DAY 2

ARTICLE DAY 2
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ACTIVITY #1

Pit and the Pendulum Links


http://www.flocabulary.com/poe-pit/

UN - wasseldemo
PW - wasseldemo


OR


Pandemic Resources


http://www.nctm.org/pandemics.aspx?linkidentifier=id&itemid=8496



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Engineering Video

http://www.eie.org/engineering-everywhere/curriculum-units/dont-runoff



With your table group discuss - Is it a technology?

computer
camera
paper cup
turtle shell
pencil
spider web
television
wind-up toy
tying a shoe
tree
bird
dog food
lightning
play ground
piano
hiccup
flashlight
toenail
blanket
chair



Draw a picture of your improvement and be prepared to share.



ACTIVITY #2

STEM Unit Resources


http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/stem.html
The thinking tools are based on research that demonstrates the value of visual representation in constructing and retaining new information. Teachers create online workspaces for students to engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems.

Other resources for later exploration:

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html
The 10 Best STEM Resources - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Resources for preK-12
There is an area for a lesson search on this site.

http://www.nsfresources.org/topic.cfm?topic=IM&allh=true
Over the past decade, NSF investments in development of instructional materials and technologies for STEM education have produced a variety of full-service and special purpose programs of curriculum material and instructional software. This link provides examples of products available – some are free.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/joinchallenge/Teach_the_Challenge.html
In the NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber, students in grades K-12 design, analyze, build and assess plant growth chambers that could be used on the moon. Space-flown seeds are no longer available, but students can use different types of seeds from here on Earth to test the designs of the lunar plant growth chambers.

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