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Mars Lander Design Challenge

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Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
Katarina Smith - 9 months ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many o…
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Submitted By
Katarina Smith - 9 months ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many opportunities for creative problem solving and hands-on learning. The engineering design cycle is a framework for thinking that can be broadly applied across all subjects and connects well to the new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum. In this activity, students act as engineers and participate in a hands-on STEM lesson related to space science, while utilizing the engineering design cycle. Students will build a “Mars Lander” and test our their designs!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Science
Earth Science
Physics
Keywords
Design
Engineering
Space
Mars
Learning Standards
- Understand the basic structure of the Engineering Design Cycle and how it relates to the Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum - Use Inquiry-based learning to solve a design problem - Understand how to build a narrative around STEM activities - Explore an activity that relates to space exploration
Duration
60 - 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018