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Curated OER

#### Get a Leg Up

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Traveling through space is an amazing experience, but it definitely takes a toll on the body. After reading an article and watching a brief video, learners perform an experiment that simulates the effects of zero gravity on the human body.
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Captain Planet Foundation

#### Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
Lesson Plan
NASA

#### Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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National Security Agency

#### Are You Ready to Call the Guinness Book of Records?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners design questions that can be answered by collecting data. In this line-plot instructional activity, pupils collect data and graph on a line plot on world records. An abundant supply of teacher support is provided in this resource.
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### The Gumball Machine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Chew on an activity for probability. Given information on the number of gumballs in a gumball machine, scholars consider how likely it is to randomly draw a blue gumball and how many of each color they would draw in 10 trials if the...
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#### Meet the Heros

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Vaccine development is the focus of a lesson that explores its history, timeline, and how the scientific method aids the process. Following a discussion about Edward Jenner and Small Pox, learners answer questions in their journals then...
Unit Plan
Purdue University

#### Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
Unit Plan
Purdue University

#### The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### The Taste of Yellow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Does lemonade taste better when yellow? A tasty experiment has scholars determine the answer to the question. It requires conducting a taste test with lemonades of different colors (from food coloring), and then collecting and analyzing...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### Spinners at the School Carnival (Unequal Sections)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone's a winner. Scholars analyze a spinner with five unequal sections, three of which represent winning a toy car and the other two represent winning a toy truck. They conduct an experiment to estimate the number of toy cars and...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### Spinners at the School Carnival (Equal Sections)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Spin to win a toy car. A fun activity has pupils use a spinner in which three of the equal sections represent winning a toy car, and the fourth section represents no car. They record the number of wins after certain numbers of spins,...
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Purdue University

#### Sound Absorption Wall

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What types of materials absorb sound? Learners explore sound waves, the decibel scale, and how different materials affect sound. Then, they use their knowledge of sound meters to complete a STEM engineering design task to build...
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Purdue University

#### Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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Council for Economic Education

#### A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
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Agriculture in the Classroom

#### "Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
Handout
National External Diploma Program Council

#### Measuring in Inches

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Measure lines in inches using the most common tool of measurement: a ruler. Young mathematicians use a ruler to measure various lines. They also learn to round the the nearest quarter when measurements are not precise.
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

#### Charting the Progress of New Horizons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
Assessment
Los Angeles County Office of Education

#### Assessment for the California Mathematics Standards Grade 3

For Students 3rd Standards
Assess scholars' knowledge with a 22-page assessment that covers place value, patterns, probability, estimation, measurement, geometric figures; and their ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide proficiently.
Unit Plan
Curated OER

#### Button Bonanza

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Collections of data represented in stem and leaf plots are organized by young statisticians as they embark some math engaging activities.
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Public Schools of North Carolina

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Make sure your class stays up with the times using this series of math newsletters. Including word problems that cover topics ranging from consumer math and symmetry to graphing and probability, these worksheets are a fun way to...
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Math Moves U

#### Collecting and Working with Data

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Add to your collection of math resources with this extensive series of data analysis worksheets. Whether your teaching how to use frequency tables and tally charts to collect and organize data, or introducing young mathematicians to pie...
Lesson Plan
National Security Agency

#### Line Plots: Frogs in Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Have a hopping good time teaching your class how to collect and graph data with this fun activity-based lesson series. Using the provided data taken from a frog jumping contest, children first work together creating a line plot of the...
eBook
Savvas Learning

#### Saxon Math 5/4

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
You'll never have to search for another worksheet again after downloading this extensive collection of Saxon math materials. With over 600 pages of example problems and skills practice exercises, this is a must-have resource for any...
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Lake Afton Public Observatory

#### Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...