Are You Eating?
Fourth graders create a graph to show the data of their personal eating habits for two days. They compare their data with the Food Pyramid and suggest how they could improve their eating habits.
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Plant Life: How Does Your Garden Grow
Get your botanists growing with this STEM lesson plan. Your super scientists measure soil, plant, observe, record, then graph and present their findings to answer the driving question, How do different fertilizers affect the growth of...
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Adaptive Device Design
After reading about how engineering has made adaptive devices possible for people with disabilities, pupils work in groups to discuss different devices to determine whether or not they are adaptive. They also disassemble a pair of...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Energy at Play
Get the ball rolling and challenge your class to figure out how to make a ball move. The instruction segment is between two STEM activities devoted to doing just that. The first is simple and involves making a ball move from some force...
3rd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Writing About a TV Zombie
Allow learners to express their creativity and conceive a TV zombie through artistic and written means. As part of the National Turn off the TV Challenge, learners create the criteria for a TV zombie, and make it come alive. The writing...
4th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
PIZZA = "Fractions: Any Way You Slice It!"
Who doesn't love pizza! Explore and investigate the relationship between fractions using pizza. Third graders will compare equivalent fractions using paper pizza slices. They also define equal fractions by comparing fractional parts to...
3rd - 4th 21st Century Skills
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data...
4th - 6th Science