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4th Grade Students Investigate Electric Circuits Through Construction and Illustration
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As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade science students use a computer download to explore electrical circuits and to generate illustrations of electrical circuits for physical models built in class

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Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lorraine Aaland
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Civil Air Patrol STEM Resources.pdf
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The Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force affiliate) has many STEM lessons and kits available to educators for a one-time fee. The kits include robotics, microcontrollers, telescoopes, flight simulators and others.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
05/21/2019
Conductor or Insulator?
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This activity involves an investigation into whether items in a classroom are conductors or insulators. The students predict and then test the items using a complete circuit they have built.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kris Hagemeyer
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Electric Circuits - Guided Inquiry
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This is a series of lab activities where students complete experiments for open, closed, series and parallel circuits.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Patty Gavin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Elementary Robotics and Coding Resources List
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This is a partial list of elementary robotics, programming, and coding resources. Some are commercial resources, others are websites, books and others related to elementary robotics, coding, and programming.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Engineering and Science Technologies
Computer Science
Engineering
Design and Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Simulation
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
07/22/2020
Elementary STEM Resources
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This is a partial list of online elementary STEM resources in engineering, math and science for grades preK-6. The site is intended for use by educators and parents, but can be used directly by students as well.

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Engineering and Science Technologies
Computer Science
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Design and Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Simulation
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
07/22/2020
Elementary STEM Resources List
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This is an annotated bibliography of over 70 elementary STEM resources including lessons, construction materials, robotics, and other integrative resources.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Engineering and Science Technologies
Engineering
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
compiled by Bob Claymier
Date Added:
12/26/2019
Introduction to Open and Closed Electrical Circuits
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Students will act out open and closed circuits and is followed by individual journal writing and a class discussion.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Eric Christensen
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Investigating Electricity:  Testing for Electrical Conductivity (Conductors and Insulators) Using a Variety of Materials
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In this lab, the students will test a variety of materials to discover which items are conductors and which items are insulators. They will discuss, classify, record data, and develop new questions relating to electricity.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kim Osman
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Lighting the Way: Electrical Circuits and Lamp Wiring
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This self-paced unit for students in grades 6-9 provides an opportunity to explore basic electrical circuits and demonstrate the new knowledge by wiring a lamp, explaining the components of the lamp that are important for the flow of electricity, and completing a schematic of the lamp circuitry.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Nichole A. Kotasek
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Measuring voltage and current in a DC circuit
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These exercises target student misconceptions about how to properly measure voltage and current in simple DC circuits by letting them investigate different meter arrangements without fear of damaging equipment. These activities also are designed to lead to other investigations about simple DC circuits.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Susan Ramlo
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Orbiter, Space Shuttle, OV-103, Discovery
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3D rendering and images of the space shuttle, Discovery. Discovery was the third Space Shuttle orbiter to fly in space. From 1984 to 2012, Discovery flew 39 Earth-orbital missions, spent a total of 365 days in space, and traveled almost 240 million km (150 million mi) —more than the other orbiters.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Science
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Smithsonian 3D
Date Added:
03/19/2021
STEM is Elementary
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This website, maintained by elementary STEM consultant Bob Claymier, contains:
1) A list of over 40 STEM resources for grades K-6 ( construction materials, books, curriculum, websites) related to elementary STEM.

2) a list of over 40 robotics and coding resources for grades K-6

3) A free set of standards-based science lessons for grades K-6, all with an engineering component

4) A free monthly elementary STEM newsletter (current and archived editions) that contain information on resources, events, and articles pertaining to elementary STEM.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
02/15/2019
Why Placing Wires Correctly on a Light Bulb Is Important for the Successful Lighting of the Bulb
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This activity is a lab investigation/teacher directed inquiry, in which a student discovers the pathway of an electric current from a battery source, through a light bulb's inner structure, and then back to the battery source to complete a simple circuit.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Ginger Baldwin
Date Added:
02/24/2021