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Sports Science Camp-PCS edventures.com
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Edventures!

Sports Science Camp

$ 129.00

Description

With near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete’s skills come down to countless hours of practice and a whole lot of science. Designed to excite students by bringing STEM into their favorite activities, this camp thrives on action-packed learning experiences. Each day, learners investigate the mechanics of a different movement, connecting STEM concepts, like force, motion and the influence of gravity, to the movement of their own bodies. What does friction have to do with soccer? Why would a football player need to know about unbalanced forces? How would an Olympian hold up against a kangaroo in the long jump? Answer these questions and so much more in Sports Science Camp!

Digital Download for Sports Science only $129.00!
Curriculum Sample

Grades: 1-3
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs
  • Homeschool environments

Training:

  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase
Materials Included
  • Sterilite tub (25 gal) ‐ 1
  • Ball pump ‐ 1
  • Beach balls ‐ 6
  • Half cone markers (9” x 2”) ‐ 48
  • Half cone marker storage rack ‐ 1
  • Juggling scarves ‐ 60
  • Jump rope (7’) ‐ 30
  • NoBounce Balls ‐ 6
  • Parachute (12’) ‐ 1
  • Playground balls (8.5”) ‐ 6
  • SloMo Bump Balls ‐ 6
  • Stopwatch ‐ 1
  • Masking tape (60 yd) ‐ 10
  • Tape measure (sewing style) ‐ 1
  • Tennis balls ‐ 6

Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

Each Activity Guide Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Materials List
Curriculum Topics

Lesson Titles:

  1. Active Investigating
  2. Staying Balanced
  3. Throwing and Catching
  4. Kicking and Rolling
  5. Jump Ropes
  6. Parachutes
  7. The Long Jump
  8. The High Jump
  9. Running
  10. Yoga
  11. Transferring Energy
  12. Fun and Games
    Standards & Alignment
    Next Generation Science Standards

    NGSS 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

    Common Core State Standards for Math

    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

    Habits of Mind
    • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
    • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
    • Finding Humor
    • Gathering Data Through All the Senses
    • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
    • Managing Impulsivity
    • Persisting
    • Questioning and Posing Problems
    • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
    • Responding With Wonderment and Awe
    • Striving for Accuracy
    • Taking Responsible Risks
    • Thinking and Communication with Clarity and Precision
    • Thinking Flexibly

    21st Century Skills

    • Communication and Collaboration
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Flexibility and Adaptability
    • Leadership and Responsibility
    • Productivity and Accountability
    • Social and CrossCultural Skills
    Spec Sheet

    Click images below to view PDF

     

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    Edventures!

    BrickLAB Zoo Camp

    $ 129.00

    Description

    Traverse tricky terrain, shake claws with lobsters and design ecosystems in this life science camp! Discover the diversity of wildlife adaptations, the differences in habitats and what’s necessary for each biome’s survival. Focusing on specific environments, students travel from the sands of the Sahara to the peaks of the Himalayas in search of unique and complex creatures.

    Redesigned and improved for 2017, BrickLAB Zoo delivers an engaging, hands-on experience around the Earth’s biospheres and the vital roles animals play in them.

    BrickLAB Zoo Digital Curriculum Download only $129.00
    Curriculum Sample

    *If you already own an Edventures BrickLAB, the digital curriculum download is a great way to utilize what you already have. By using your BrickLAB and supplementing with a few additional materials, (seen in the Includes tab) you are ready to get started with your BrickLAB Zoo adventure! Digital download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for all student curriculum sheets.

    Grades: 1-3
    Students: Up to 30
    Contact Hours: 12+

      Recommended Settings:

      • Summer camps
      • Elementary classrooms
      • After-school programs
      • Homeschool environments

        Training:

        • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
        • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
        • Additional training available for purchase
          Materials Included

          The camp comes with an Instructor’s Manual, 30 printed sets
          of student curriculum pages, and all the supplies needed for
          12 days of activities:

          • Sterilite BrickLAB tub (10 gal, for storing bricks) - 2
          • BrickLAB Brick set - over 6500 building bricks
          • Brick separator - 1
          • Dry erase pockets - 30
          • Dry erase markers - 30
          • Mesh bag (for brick cleaning) - 1

            Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

            Each Activity Guide Includes:

            • Schedule
            • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
            • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
            • Topic Background & Vocabulary
            • Materials List
            Curriculum Topics

            Lesson Titles:

            1. The Camel
            2. The Lizard
            3. The Lobster
            4. The Shark
            5. The Crocodile
            6. The Monkey
            7. The Yak
            8. The Puma (Mountain Lion)
            9. The Giraffe
            10. The African (Savanna) Elephant
            11. Brick Zoo
            12. Original Adaptations
              Standards & Alignment
              Next Generation Science Standards

              NGSS 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
              NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
              NGSS K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

              Common Core State Standards for Math

              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.A.1 Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.3 Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.A.2 Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).

              Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

              Habits of Mind
              • Persisting
              • Managing Impulsivity
              • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
              • Striving for Accuracy
              • Questioning and Posing Problems
              • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
              • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
              • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
              • Taking Responsible Risks
              • Thinking Interdependently
              • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
              21st Century Skills
              • Creativity and Innovation
              • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
              • Communication and Collaboration
              • Flexibility and Adaptability
              • Initiative and Self-Direction
              • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
              • Productivity and Accountability
              Spec Sheet

              Click images below to view PDF

               

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              Edventures!

              Scratch Camp

              from $ 195.00

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              Scratch Camp-PCS edventures.com
              Edventures!

              Scratch Camp

              $ 195.00

              Description

              Explore the magic of computer programming with Scratch, a free-to-use software developed by MIT’s best brains to encourage young learners to combine creativity with logic! With a cutting-edge application and a series of exciting projects, students uncover the sensational world of coding. Every day, participants expand their skills as they build their very own interactive storyboards and games with audio, video, animated characters and more.

              Scratch camp demystifies computer programming and gets students fired up about creating and coding - they love it!

              Tech requirements: 1 device per student (Scratch is compatible with Macs, PC’s, iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks.)

              Scratch Camp Digital Curriculum Download available for $195.00
              Curriculum Sample

              Grades: 1-3
              Students: 30
              Contact Hours: 12+

              Recommended Settings:

              • Summer camps
              • Classrooms looking for hands‐on technology lessons
              • After‐school programs
              • Homeschool environments

                  Training:

                  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                  • Additional training available for purchase
                    Materials Included

                    The camp comes with a spiral bound Instructor’s Manual and 30 sets of student curriculum pages printed on virtually indestructible no‐tear polymer organized in an expanding file folder for easy access and storage. Digital curriculum download includes Instructor’s Manual and student curriculum pages.

                    Includes:

                    The camp includes 12 “days” of activities, each designed to last about one hour. Use one lesson a day, clump them together into larger blocks or break them apart to be worked in one at a time throughout the course of a school year.

                    Tech Requirements:

                    • One device per student recommended (Scratch is compatible with any Internet‐connected device, including desktops, laptops, iPads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks)
                    • Best when used with video projector available
                    Curriculum Topics

                    Lesson Titles:

                    1. Introduction to Scratch
                    2. The Pen and Precise Motion
                    3. Spirographs
                    4. Multiple Events and a Multiplayer Game
                    5. Music and Dancing Sprites
                    6. Bitmap Graphics
                    7. Speaking Sprites
                    8. Costumes and Changing Seasons
                    9. Vector Graphics
                    10. Introducing If Statements
                    11. Asking and Answering
                    12. Animations
                    Standards & Alignment
                    Next Generation Science Standards

                    NGSS K2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
                    NGSS 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

                    Common Core State Standards for Math

                    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.1 Understand that the three digits of a three digit number represent amounts of hundreds,tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.
                    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5 Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement.
                    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5.A An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a “one- degree angle,”and can be used to measure angles.
                    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5.B An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.

                    Habits of Mind
                    • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                    • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                    • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
                    • Managing Impulsivity
                    • Persisting
                    • Questioning and Posing Problems
                    • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
                    • Striving for Accuracy
                    • Thinking about Thinking
                    • Thinking and Communicating With Clarity and Precision
                    • Thinking Flexibly
                    • Thinking Interdependently

                    21st Century Skills

                    • Communication and Collaboration
                    • Creativity and Innovation
                    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                    • Finding Humor
                    • Flexibility and Adaptability
                    • Gathering Data Through All The Senses
                    • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
                    • Initiative and Self-Direction
                    • Productivity and Accountability
                    • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
                    Spec Sheet

                    Click images below to view PDF


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                    Edventures!

                    Pirate Camp

                    from $ 129.00

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                    Pirate Camp-PCS edventures.com
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                    Edventures!

                    Pirate Camp

                    $ 129.00

                    Description

                    It's a Pirate's Life For Me!

                    From land-lubber to swash-buckler, it’s the pirate’s life for me! Cast-off into the seven seas as students work together to navigate its treacherous depths, engaging in STEM-focused experiments, hands-on design trials and engaging group discussions. Set the scene each day with exciting stories that engage their senses, curiosity and critical thinking skills. Then, the merry bunch of misfits works together with the rest of their crew to accomplish challenging tasks like forging catapults, tying knots and fashioning maps to hidden treasure! In Pirate Camp, action, adventure and discovery await you at every turn!

                    Digital Download for Pirate Camp only $129.00!
                    Curriculum Sample

                    *If you already own an Edventures BrickLAB, the digital curriculum download is a great way to utilize what you already have.  Using your BrickLAB and supplementing with a few additional materials, (seen in the Includes tab) you are ready to get started with your Pirate Camp adventure! Digital download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for all student curriculum sheets.

                    Grades: 1-3
                    Students: Up to 30
                    Contact Hours: 12+

                    Recommended Settings:

                    • Summer camps
                    • Elementary classrooms
                    • After-school programs
                    • Homeschool environments

                      Training:

                      • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                      • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                      • Additional training available for purchase
                        Materials Included
                        • Half a PCS BrickLAB 
                        • Sterilite tub with lid (18 gal) - 1
                        • Brick Separator - 1
                        • Colored pencils (box of 12) - 5
                        • Dry erase markers (pack of 12) - 3
                        • Pirate Pockets (heavy duty dry erase page protectors) - 31
                        • Roll of yellow Duct Tape - 1
                        • Mesh bag (for brick cleaning) - 1
                        • Metal washers - 50
                        • Modeling clay (1 lb box) - 2
                        • Muslin bags - 31
                        • Name tags (box of 50) - 1
                        • Pencil sharpeners - 5
                        • Rope (50 ft, 3/8" nylon) - 1
                        • Plastic bins (6 qt) - 5
                        • Roll of clear tape - 1
                        • Expanding plastic file folder - 1
                        • Pirate Camp Instructor Manual - 1
                        • Full set of printed student handouts - 74

                          Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                          Each Activity Guide Includes:

                          • Schedule
                          • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
                          • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
                          • Topic Background & Vocabulary
                          • Materials List
                          Curriculum Topics

                          Lesson Titles:

                          1. Becoming a Pirate
                          2. Pirate Ship Build
                          3. Buoyancy
                          4. Tippy Raft Design Challenge
                          5. Treasure Maps
                          6. Maps and Pacing
                          7. Treasure Hunt
                          8. Catapults 
                          9. Under Siege Design Challenge
                          10. Knots 
                          11. Sea Shanties 
                          12. Fun & Games!
                            Standards & Alignment 
                            Next Generation Science Standards

                            NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
                            NGSS K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
                            NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
                            NGSS K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
                            NGSS 2-ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
                            NGSS 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
                            NGSS 2-PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
                            NGSS 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

                            Common Core English Language Arts Standards

                            CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
                            CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media
                            CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

                            Habits of Mind
                            • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                            • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                            • Finding Humor
                            • Gathering Data Through All Senses
                            • Listening and Understanding with Empathy
                            • Managing Impulsivity
                            • Metacognition
                            • Persisting
                            • Questioning and Posing Problems
                            • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
                            • Striving For Accuracy
                            • Taking Responsible Risks
                            • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity Precision
                            • Thinking Flexibly
                            • Thinking Interdependently
                            21st Century Skills
                            • Communication and Collaboration
                            • Creativity and Innovation
                            • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                            • Flexibility and Adaptability
                            • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
                            • Initiative and Self-Direction
                            • Leadership and Responsibility
                            • Productivity and Accountability
                            • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
                            Spec Sheet

                            Click images below to view PDF

                            About the Author

                            Beth Schadd

                            Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho. As an educator, she has worked with children of all ages in the outdoors and the classroom, as well as coaching various sports.

                            Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps, and outdoor programs. In 2013, she traveled to China to lead outdoor and adventure camps. Prior to moving to Idaho, Beth worked in labs studying mosquitoes and environmental health, and managed clinical trials. Though she will always be a Cheese Head at heart, she has embraced the great outdoors of the West, enjoying snowshoeing, mountain biking and backpacking, and has become an avid stand up paddleboarder.

                            The Science of Superpowers Camp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
                            The Science of Superpowers Camp-PCS edventures.com
                            The Science of Superpowers Camp-PCS edventures.com
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                            Edventures!

                            The Science of Superpowers Camp

                            $ 129.00

                            Description

                            The world of comic books is full of heroes, villains, challenges and triumphs — and the heroes need help! Ready to see just what it takes to be super? In this freshly redesigned favorite, students answer the call for aid by dissecting superhero skill-sets to uncover the science behind super powers.

                            Through 12 days of hands-on exercises in biology, engineering and technology, students fly alongside Superman, sling webs with Spider-Man and recognize the real-life heroes of our world. Dive head first into the pages of comic books where collaboration, communication and community awareness reign supreme.

                            Digital Download for Super Powers Camp only $129.00!
                            Curriculum Sample

                            Grades: 1-3
                            Students: Up to 30
                            Contact Hours: 12+

                              Recommended Settings: 

                              • Summer camps
                              • Elementary school classrooms looking for hands-on STEM experiences
                              • After-school programs 
                              • Homeschool environments

                                Training: 

                                • Purchases of $500 or more come with 30 minutes of free webinar training.
                                • Purchases of $1000 or more come with 1 hour of free webinar training.
                                • Additional training available for purchase
                                  Materials Included
                                  • Sterilite tub (18 gal) - 1
                                  • Ball Pump - 1
                                  • Balloons - 50
                                  • BrickLAB classic BrickPacks - 4
                                  • Cloth tape measure - 2
                                  • Colored pencils (12 pk) - 5
                                  • Dry erase markers - 15
                                  • Dry erase pockets - 15
                                  • Headbands - 3
                                  • Magnets - 16
                                  • Masking tape (60 yards) - 1
                                  • Mesh bag for cleaning bricks - 1
                                  • Paper clips - 200
                                  • Pencil sharpeners - 5
                                  • Post-it-Notes (100 ct) - 1
                                  • Scissors - 1
                                  • SloMo bump balls (4”) - 6
                                  • String (475 ft) - 1
                                  • Toothbrush - 8
                                  • Wheel, Tire and Axle Set (450+ parts)- 1
                                  • Yarn (256 yrd skein) - 1

                                  Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                                  Includes:

                                  • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks.
                                  • Materials for documenting, recording, and reflecting
                                  • Creative supplies for creating models
                                  • Informational posters on some of the inspirational animals behind superpowers
                                  • Superhero masks to help students channel their own inner-hero
                                  • Instructor guide
                                  • Camp background information
                                  • Collaboration and discussion tips
                                  • Activity and assessment materials
                                  Curriculum Topics

                                  Lesson Titles:

                                  Day 1 - The Origin Story
                                  Day 2 - The Man of Steel
                                  Day 3 - The Amazonian Princess
                                  Day 4 - The Caped Crusader
                                  Day 5 - The Web-Slinger
                                  Day 6 - Super Senses
                                  Day 7 - The Star-Spangled Avenger
                                  Day 8 - Forces of Nature
                                  Day 9 - Superhero Training Camp
                                  Day 10 - The Prince of Puzzles
                                  Day 11 - The Ace of Knaves
                                  Day 12 - Superhero Hall of Fame

                                  Standards & Alignment

                                   Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

                                  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5. Count to tell the number of objects.

                                  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.C.4. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

                                  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.1. & CCSS.MATH. CONTENT.1.MD.A.2 Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

                                  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.0A.A.1. Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

                                  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1. Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.

                                   

                                  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students

                                  • ISTE-S.3.d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

                                  • ISTE-S.4.a Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

                                  • ISTE-S.4.c Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

                                  • ISTE-S.5.a.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

                                  • ISTE-S.6.b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

                                  • ISTE-S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

                                   

                                  Habits of Mind

                                  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

                                  • Creating, Innovating, and Imagining  

                                  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy

                                  • Finding Humor

                                  • Gathering Data through All Senses

                                  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy

                                  • Managing Impulsivity

                                  • Questioning and Posing Problems

                                  • Persisting

                                  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

                                  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe

                                  • Striving for Accuracy

                                  • Taking Responsible Risks

                                  • Thinking about Thinking

                                  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

                                  • Thinking Flexibly

                                  • Thinking Interdependently

                                   

                                  Next Generation Science Standards

                                  • NGSS 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

                                  • NGSS 2-PS1-3 .Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.

                                  • NGSS 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

                                  • NGSS 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

                                  • NGSS 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine the cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

                                  • NGSS 3-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets

                                  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

                                  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

                                  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

                                   

                                  21st Century Skills

                                  • Communication and Collaboration

                                  • Creativity and Innovation

                                  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

                                  • Flexibility and Adaptability

                                  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy

                                  • Initiative and Self-Direction

                                  • Leadership and Responsibility

                                  • Productivity and Accountability

                                  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills 

                                   

                                  Spec Sheet
                                  Click images below to view PDF 

                                   

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                                  BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp

                                  $ 129.00

                                  Description

                                  Let’s build better brains! Using bricks to enhance learning, this camp focuses on communication and teamwork as students tackle exercises in social studies, geography, history and biology, all while constructing, collaborating and learning together. Using brain-building logic puzzles to develop new problem-solving skills, each day of camp introduces fresh and exciting STEM concepts to the class.

                                  Students engage in stimulating science and engineering challenges by using logic to determine patterns, construct unique BrickLAB designs to withstand outside forces and translate abstract ideas into concrete models! From structures to puzzles, BrickLAB Brain Builders is a sure-fire way to introduce fun and interactive learning into any setting. 

                                  Digital Download for BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp only $129.00!
                                  Curriculum Sample

                                  *If you already own an Edventures BrickLAB, the digital curriculum download is a great way to utilize what you already have.  Using your BrickLAB and supplementing with a few additional materials, (seen in the Includes tab) you are ready to get started with your BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp adventure! Digital download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for all student curriculum sheets.

                                  Grades: 1-3
                                  Students: Up to 30
                                  Contact Hours: 12+

                                  Recommended Settings: 

                                  • Summer camps
                                  • Elementary classrooms
                                  • After-school programs
                                  • Homeschool environments

                                    Training: 

                                    • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                                    • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                                    • Additional training available for purchase
                                      Materials Included
                                      • Sterilite tube with lid (10 gal) - 2
                                      • PCS BrickLAB - 1
                                      • Brick separator - 1 
                                      • Dry erase markers - 15 
                                      • Dry erase pockets - 15
                                      • Headbands (blindfolds) - 15
                                      • Muslin bags - 15
                                      • Stopwatch - 1
                                      • Cloth tape measure - 15
                                      • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs - 1
                                      • Where in the Wild by David M Schwartz - 1 
                                      • Full set of student handouts - 15 
                                      • Puzzles and Logic Instructor Guide - 1
                                      • Charade build cards set - 32

                                      Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                                      Includes:

                                      • PCS BrickLAB - over 7,000 high quality building bricks.
                                      • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time constraints.
                                      • Charade Build Cards
                                      • Blindfolds
                                      • Student Activity Guides
                                      • Game Boards
                                      • Score Cards
                                      • Build Plans
                                      • Dry Erase Markers
                                      • And More!

                                      Each Activity Guide Includes:

                                      • Schedule
                                      • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
                                      • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
                                      • Topic Background & Vocabulary
                                      • Materials List
                                      Curriculum Topics

                                      Lesson Titles:

                                      1. No Peeking
                                      2. Huh?
                                      3. Guess What!
                                      4. I Love My Town
                                      5. Citizenship
                                      6. Living Things
                                      7. Mirror Mirror
                                      8. Grow
                                      9. Hide and Seek
                                      10. Huff 'n' Puff
                                      11. Load It Up
                                      12. Keep Out
                                      Standards & Alignment

                                      Next Generation Science Standards

                                      NGSS K-LSI-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including Humans) need to survive.
                                      NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
                                      NGSS K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
                                      NGSS 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

                                      Common Core Math and English Language Arts Standards

                                      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
                                      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 Gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood by asking and answering questions about what a speaker says.
                                      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4 Successful presentation of information requires students to identify, organize, and express concepts and ideas. It may involve digital media and visual display of data to convey information and enhance audience understanding.
                                      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas.
                                      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry on a two-dimensional figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

                                      Habits of Mind

                                      • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                                      • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                                      • Finding Humor
                                      • Listening With Understanding and Empathy
                                      • Managing Impulsivity
                                      • Persisting
                                      • Striving for Accuracy
                                      • Taking Responsible Risks
                                      • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
                                      • Thinking Flexibly
                                      • Thinking Interdependently

                                      21st Century Skills

                                      • Communication and Collaboration
                                      • Creativity and Innovation
                                      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                                      • Flexibility and Adaptability
                                      • Initiative and Self-Direction
                                      • Productivity and Accountability
                                      • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
                                      Spec Sheet

                                      Click images below to view PDF

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                                      Edventures!

                                      Science of the Human Body Camp

                                      $ 129.00

                                      Description

                                      Take a closer look at the microscopic mechanisms that make humans tick! Each unit of this awesome 12-day camp examines the complexities of human anatomy and physiology with engaging, fast paced activities. Through learning-by-doing experiences, students begin to unravel the mysteries of the human body by running for a minute to measure heart rate, approximate energy expenditure and discover the importance of refueling with proper nutrition. Maintaining health and fitness is a lifelong endeavor, and Science of the Human Body is the perfect introduction to an eternity of healthy happiness!    

                                      Digital Download for Science of the Human Body Camp only $129.00!
                                      Curriculum Sample

                                      Grades: 4-6
                                      Students: Up to 30
                                      Contact Hours: 12+

                                      Recommended Settings:

                                      • Summer camps
                                      • Elementary classrooms
                                      • After-school programs
                                      • Homeschool environments

                                      Training:

                                      • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                                      • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                                      • Additional training available for purchase
                                      Materials Included

                                      The camp comes with an Instructor’s Manual, 30 printed sets of student curriculum pages, and all the supplies needed for 12 days of activities:

                                      • Sterilite tub (10 gal) ‐ 1
                                      • Balloons (7”‐11”) ‐ 50
                                      • Calculator ‐ 1
                                      • Construction Paper (9”x12,” various colors) ‐ 50
                                      • Dry erase markers (black, fine tip) ‐ 31
                                      • Dry erase page pockets ‐ 31
                                      • Glue (4 oz, liquid white) ‐ 8
                                      • Kraft paper (36”x36”) ‐ 20
                                      • Magnifying glasses ‐ 30
                                      • Paper clips ‐ 100
                                      • Scissors (5” pointed) ‐ 30
                                      • Stethoscopes ‐ 8
                                      • Stopwatch - 1
                                      • Masking tape (60 yd) ‐ 4
                                      • Red yarn (256 yd) ‐ 1
                                      • Tan yarn (256 yd) ‐ 1
                                      • Science of the Human Body Instructor Manual
                                      • Science of the Human Body Pocket Handouts
                                      • Science of the Human Body Anatomy Print Outs

                                      Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                                      Each Activity Guide Includes

                                      • Schedule
                                      • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
                                      • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
                                      • Topic Background & Vocabulary
                                      • Materials List
                                      Curriculum Topics

                                      Lesson Titles:

                                      1. Bones
                                      2. Muscles
                                      3. Joints
                                      4. The Heart
                                      5. The Lungs
                                      6. Guts
                                      7. Nerves
                                      8. Ears
                                      9. Skin
                                      10. Eyes
                                      11. The Mind
                                      12. Fun and Games
                                        Standards & Alignment
                                        Common Core State Standards for Math

                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.2 Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from theoverall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
                                        CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3.D Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.

                                        Next Generation Science Standards

                                        4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
                                        4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
                                        4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
                                        4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
                                        3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
                                        3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
                                        3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
                                        NGSS MS-LS1-8 Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

                                        Habits of Mind
                                        • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                                        • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                                        • Finding Humor
                                        • Gathering Data through All Senses
                                        • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
                                        • Managing Impulsivity
                                        • Metacognition
                                        • Persisting
                                        • Questioning and Posing Problems
                                        • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
                                        • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
                                        • Striving for Accuracy
                                        • Taking Responsible Risks
                                        • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
                                        • Thinking Flexibly
                                        • Thinking Interdependently

                                        21st Century Skills

                                        • Communication and Collaboration
                                        • Creativity and Innovation
                                        • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                                        • Flexibility and Adaptability
                                        • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
                                        • Initiative and Self-Direction
                                        • Leadership and Responsibility
                                        • Productivity and Accountability
                                        • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
                                        Spec Sheet

                                        Click images below to view PDF 

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                                        Edventures!

                                        Simple Machines Camp

                                        $ 129.00

                                        Description

                                        Let imaginations run wild as students discover the exciting applications of mechanical engineering! Starting with step-by-step builds to introduce each of the simple machines, learners eventually advance their way to constructing creations of their own. They investigate levers, pulleys and inclined planes, and enhance critical thinking skills while building upon existing knowledge every day of camp.

                                        Participants learn the importance of engineering and how it influences today’s society while being amazed at the structures designed and created during Simple Machines Camp!

                                        Digital Download for Simple Machines Camp only $129.00!
                                        Curriculum Sample

                                        Grades: 4-6
                                        Students: Up to 30
                                        Contact Hours: 12+

                                        Recommended Settings:

                                        • Summer camps
                                        • Elementary classrooms
                                        • After-school programs
                                        • Homeschool environments

                                          Training:

                                          • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                                          • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                                          • Additional training available for purchase
                                            Materials Included
                                            • Universal II fischertechnik kits - 15
                                            • Gratnell tubs with lids and inserts for organizing parts -15
                                            • Simple Machines Camp Instructor Manual - 1
                                            • Full set of printed student guides - 15

                                            Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                                            Includes

                                            • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
                                            • Scientific tools for measurement, data collection, demonstration, and experimentation
                                            • Advanced fishertechnik building manipulatives for engineering challenges
                                            • Design booklets and step-by-step building instructions
                                            • Storage containers
                                            • Instructor guide
                                            • Camp background information
                                            • Collaboration and discussion tips
                                            • Lesson extensions for differentiation
                                            • Activity/assessment materials

                                            Each Activity Guide Includes:

                                            • Schedule
                                            • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
                                            • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
                                            • Topic Background & Vocabulary
                                            • Materials List
                                            Curriculum Topics

                                            Lesson Titles:

                                            1. Building Skills
                                            2. 1st Class Levers
                                            3. 2nd Class Levers
                                            4. 3rd Class Levers
                                            5. Wheel and Axle
                                            6. Fixed Pulleys
                                            7. Moveable Pulleys
                                            8. Inclined Planes
                                            9. Wedge
                                            10. Worm Gear
                                            11. Complex Machines
                                            12. Design the Ultimate Machine
                                              Standards & Alignment
                                              Next Generation Science Standards

                                              NGSS 3-5 ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
                                              NGSS 3-5 ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

                                              Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

                                              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

                                              Habits of Mind
                                              • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                                              • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                                              • Managing Impulsivity
                                              • Persisting
                                              • Striving for Accuracy
                                              21st Century Skills
                                              • Creativity and Innovation
                                              • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                                              • Initiative and Self-Direction
                                              • Productivity and Accountability
                                              Spec Sheet

                                              Click images below to view PDF

                                              Oceanic Exploration Camp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
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                                              Edventures!

                                              Oceanic Exploration Camp

                                              $ 129.00

                                              Description

                                              In this incredible camp, students journey from the tropics to the poles, inspect arctic food webs, simulate coral reef adaptations and survey everything from the great river deltas to the Mariana Trench. They collaborate to bring the California sea otter back from the brink of extinction and track great white sharks across the open ocean, learning and answering important sea-dwelling questions about the variety of the oceans and the differences in ecosystems.

                                              Through action-packed activities, learners discover the physical and geological sciences that underpin all ocean life like density, buoyancy, heat transfer, plate tectonics and the water cycle. In Oceanic Exploration Camp, STEM education is your oyster!

                                              Digital Download for Oceanic Exploration Camp only $129.00!
                                              Curriculum Sample

                                              Grades: 4-6
                                              Students: Up to 30
                                              Contact Hours: 12+

                                                Recommended Settings:

                                                • Summer camps
                                                • Elementary classrooms
                                                • After-school programs
                                                • Homeschool environments

                                                  Training:

                                                  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
                                                  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
                                                  • Additional training available for purchase
                                                    Materials Included
                                                    • Rubbermaid tub, 10 gal - 1
                                                    • 100 mL plastic graduated cylinder - 6 
                                                    • 3x5 Index Card - 100 
                                                    • Baking soda (8 oz) - 1 
                                                    • Clay (1 lb) - 7 
                                                    • Colored pencils (pack of 12) - 6 
                                                    • Dice - 30 
                                                    • Dry erase markers - 36
                                                    • Dry erase page pockets - 31 
                                                    • Electric tea kettle - 1 
                                                    • Food coloring (pack of 4) - 1 
                                                    • Inflatable beach ball globe - 1 
                                                    • Pencil sharpeners - 6 
                                                    • Plastic bins (6 qt) - 6 
                                                    • Plastic pipettes - 32 
                                                    • Salt (1 lb) - 1 
                                                    • Scissors pointed end (5in) - 15
                                                    •  Feather - 1 
                                                    • Sponge - 1 
                                                    • Masking tape (60 yds) - 1 
                                                    • Vinegar (1 qt) - 1 
                                                    • Oceanic Exploration Instructor Manual 
                                                    • Complete printed set of all student handouts

                                                    Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

                                                    Includes

                                                    • Curriculum and materials for 12 sessions. Sessions each include 1 hour of activities and can be combined as needed to accommodate a variety of time blocks.
                                                    • Spiral Bound Instructor manual
                                                    • All printed materials to be used by students (no copying necessary!)
                                                    • Tools for documenting observations and data
                                                    • Materials for modeling the water cycle, the sea floor, food chains, volcanoes, tectonic plates and more
                                                    • Collaboration and discussion tips
                                                    • Lesson extensions for differentiation

                                                    Each Activity Guide Includes:

                                                    • Aligned STEM Topics, National Standards, 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind
                                                    • Materials List
                                                    • Schedule of Activities
                                                    • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
                                                    • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
                                                    • Opening & Closing Discussion Questions
                                                    • Extension Activities
                                                    Curriculum Topics

                                                    Lesson Titles:

                                                    1. Ocean Geography
                                                    2. The Water Cycle
                                                    3. Deltas and Density
                                                    4. Buoyancy and Adaptation
                                                    5. Surface Temperature and Plankton
                                                    6. The Arctic and the Food Chain
                                                    7. Coral Reefs and Adaptation
                                                    8. Underwater Volcanoes
                                                    9. Deep Sea Trenches
                                                    10. The Kelp Forest, Overfishing and Extinction
                                                    11. The Kelp Forest, Science Research and Saving the Sea Otter
                                                    12. Tracking the Great White Shark
                                                      Standards & Alignment

                                                      Next Generation Science Standards

                                                      NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
                                                      NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
                                                      NGSS 4-ESS1-1 Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils to support an explanation for changes in the landscape over time.
                                                      NGSS 4-ESS2-1 Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
                                                      NGSS 4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
                                                      NGSS 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
                                                      NGSS 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
                                                      NGSS 5-ESS2-2 Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various resources to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
                                                      NGSS 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
                                                      NGSS 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
                                                      NGSS 5-PS1-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
                                                      NGSS 5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
                                                      NGSS MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
                                                      NGSS MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.
                                                      NGSS MS-ESS2-3 Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
                                                      NGSS MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
                                                      NGSS MS-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS1-6 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy in and out of organisms.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
                                                      NGSS MS-LS4-6 Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
                                                      NGSS MS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

                                                      Common Core State Standards

                                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.2 Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
                                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
                                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
                                                      CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.1 Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

                                                      21st Century Skills

                                                      • Communication and Collaboration
                                                      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
                                                      • Flexibility and Adaptability
                                                      • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
                                                      • Leadership and Responsibility
                                                      • Productivity and Accountability
                                                      • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

                                                      Habits of Mind

                                                      • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
                                                      • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
                                                      • Gathering Data through All Senses
                                                      • Managing Impulsivity
                                                      • Persisting
                                                      • Questioning and Posing Problems
                                                      • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
                                                      • Striving for Accuracy
                                                      • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
                                                      • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
                                                      • Thinking Flexibly
                                                      • Thinking Interdependently
                                                      Spec Sheet

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