STEM Lessons and Challenges, Grade 6

Item# 9781629388663
$16.19
This resource encourages creative problem-solving by applying STEM concepts to real-world issues. Each of the 15 hands-on challenges focuses on life, earth, or physical science. Students work collaboratively as engineers,... Read more

This resource encourages creative problem-solving by applying STEM concepts to real-world issues. Each of the 15 hands-on challenges focuses on life, earth, or physical science. Students work collaboratively as engineers, following the STEM process of plan, create, test, and redesign. With no-prep lessons and easily accessible materials, integrating STEM into your curriculum is effortless.

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Description

Empower your sixth-grade students to become creative problem-solvers with STEM Lessons and Challenges! This resource is designed to help students apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts to solve real-world problems through hands-on challenges that encourage teamwork and innovative thinking. Each of the 15 STEM challenges is focused on life, earth, and physical science concepts, providing a comprehensive approach to learning. The challenges encourage students to follow the STEM process of planning, creating, testing, and redesigning to complete their projects. No-prep lessons and easy-to-find materials make it easy to incorporate STEM learning into your busy school schedule. Each unit includes:



  • Teacher Overview Pages: Tips and directions for preparing students for the STEM challenge, along with a materials list of readily available items.

  • Reading Selections for Background Knowledge: Foundational information relevant to the challenge.

  • Visual Real-World Examples: A visual literacy page with real-world images related to the STEM challenge.

  • STEM Challenge Overview: An introduction to the specific task and goal of each challenge, with space for brainstorming.

  • Design Process Worksheets: Activities that guide students to plan, create, test, and evaluate their creations.

  • Redesign Page: A worksheet for students to evaluate their design, document plans, materials, results, evaluations, and revisions.


Some examples of STEM challenges and science topics for grade 6 include:



  • Egg-Laying Box (Life Science Concept: Simple Machines - inclined plane)

  • Submarine (Earth Science Concept: Buoyancy)

  • Projector (Physical Science Concept: Optics)


The science topics in each unit support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and teach the STEM process. There is no answer key included, as there is no single correct answer or solution to solve the problems or complete the challenges. STEM Lessons and Challenges fosters critical thinking, innovation, communication, and collaboration among peers, preparing students for success in the future!

Information

Subject: Science

Grade: Grade 6

Brand: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

UPC: 9781629388663

Pages: 128