This and that: Looking at toys
Students investigate how a toy works and construct one. They think about their intentions, designing appropriately and appraising their achievements. They use estimation and informal units of measurement to make their constructions.
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Simple Machines: Force and Motion
Get things moving with this elementary science unit on simple machines. Through a series of nine lessons including teacher demonstrations, hands-on activities, and science experiments, young scientists learn about forces, motion, and...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Machines Make Things Go
Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Constructor (Construct a Car)
Looking for a way to engage children in learning about engineering design? Rich and Jennifer have you covered with this look at the Constructor app, a resource that involves students in building, testing, and modifying their very own...
5 mins Pre-K - 6th Technology & Engineering
EdTech Tuesdays: Move the Turtle
What in the world do turtles have to do with coding? Find out in this quick, informative video! Jennifer and Rich demonstrate how to use this app to build important skills by taking you step-by-step through starting the first coding...
7 mins 1st - 9th Technology & Engineering