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Edventures!

Sports Science Camp

$ 129.00

Description

Utilizing near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete’s success comes 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, students investigate the mechanics of a different movement, connecting STEM concepts to their own body mechanics, forces, motion and the influence of gravity. 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!

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

Curriculum Sample

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.

    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

    Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

     

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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

    *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 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+

    Curriculum Sample

    Includes:

    • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
    • Materials for documenting, brainstorming, and reflecting
    • Over 6,500 PCS BrickLAB building manipulatives
    • Storage bin that will last for years!
    • Informational posters with important facts about animals
    • Instructor guide
    • Camp background information
    • Collaboration and discussion tips
    • Lesson extensions for differentiation
    • Activity/ assessment materials

    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.

      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

      Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

      Scratch Camp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop

      Edventures!

      Scratch Camp

      from $ 195.00

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      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!

      *Must have access to computers able to use the free Scratch software.

      Digital Download available for $195.00

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

      Curriculum Sample

      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.

      Recommended Settings:

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

      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

      Logistics and Storage:

      Scratch Camp comes organized in an expanding file folder for easy access and storage.

      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. Digital curriculum download includes Instructor’s Manual and student curriculum pages.

      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 to view larger images.


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      Edventures!

      Pirate Camp

      from $ 129.00

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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!

      *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+

      Curriculum Sample

      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.

      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!

      Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

      Pirate Camp Spec SheetPirate Camp Spec Sheet

      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.

      BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
      BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp-PCS edventures.com
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      Edventures!

      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!

      *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+

      Curriculum Sample

      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!

      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.

      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

      Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

      Science of the Human Body Camp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
      Science of the Human Body Camp-PCS edventures.com
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      Edventures!

      Science of the Human Body Camp

      $ 129.00

      Description

      Dive into the basics of bodily function and examine the processes that keep us moving. Survey the mechanics of movement, the different senses and the delicate balance of internal systems as they work together. Each unit of this 12-day camp examines the complexities of human anatomy and physiology with exercise-based, experiential activities. 

      Discover 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!    

      The human body is a mysterious and captivating creation that

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

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

      Curriculum Sample

      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.

      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

      Each Activity Guide Includes

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

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      Science of the Human Body Spec Sheet

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      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, they’ll eventually advance their way to constructing creations of their own. Investigate levers, pulleys and inclined planes, and enhance critical thinking skills while building upon existing knowledge every day of camp.

      Construct, discuss and learn the importance of engineering and how it influences today’s society. From cars to cranes, be amazed at the structures designed and created during Simple Machines Camp!

      Digital Download for Simple Machines Camp only $129.00!

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

      Curriculum Sample

      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

      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.

      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

      Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

      Simple Machines Camp Spec SheetSimple Machines Camp Spec Sheet

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      Oceanic Exploration Camp

      $ 129.00

      Description

      Oceanic Exploration Camp takes students on a journey from the tropics to the poles, from the great river deltas to the Mariana Trench. Build an arctic food web. Simulate adaptation in coral reefs. Bring the California sea otter back from the brink of extinction. Track great white sharks across the open ocean. 

      Why is there so much variety? What makes one ocean ecosystem different from another? Hands-on activities help students to discover the physical and geological systems that underpin all ocean life: density, buoyancy, heat transfer, plate tectonics, and the water cycle. Think it can't be done in 12 days? Just try it. We dare you.

      Digital Download for Oceanic Exploration Camp only $129.00!

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

      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

      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.

      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

      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
      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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      Flight & Aerodynamics Camp

      $ 129.00

      Description

      Ready for Take Off!

      Spring into action and snag our newest enrichment camp that enables students to explore the skies and learn some serious aerodynamics concepts. Flight and Aerodynamics Camp is full of hands-on projects with a myriad of flying machines: hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, planes, helicopters and rockets!
      In addition, abstract physics concepts such as energy conservation, buoyancy and the four forces of flight come to life through experimentation and engineering design. The camp even explores the history of flight from ancient Chinese and Maori kites to da Vinci's flying machines and the Wright Brother's first plane. 
      Designed to be utilized with grades 4-6, Flight and Aerodynamics camp comes with supplies for 30 students but has very few consumables so it can be run over and over again! Broken up into 12 granular 1-hour activities, the camp is perfect for any educational environment.

      Digital Download for Flight & Aerodynamics Camp only $129.00!

      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

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

        • storage container (18 gal) - 1
        • pencils #2 - 24
        • paper clips - 200
        • wooden skewers 12" - 31
        • jumbo paper clips - 100
        • wooden skewers 8" - 31
        • paper plates - 10
        • Alka Seltzer tablets - 16
        • pennies - 100
        • balloon helicopters - 8
        • ping pong balls - 15
        • balloons - 50
        • plastic grocery bags - 24
        • sheets corrugated cardboards - 8
        • assorted rubber bands - 250
        • sheets green construction paper - 50
        • rubberband balsa planes - 8
        • craft sticks - 100
        • scissors - 16
        • plastic cups (8 oz) - 25
        • single hole punches - 4
        • dry erase markers - 16
        • plastic bottles - 8
        • heavy-duty dry erase page pockets - 16
        • rolls yellow duct tape - 2
        • stopwatches - 8
        • electric kettle - 1
        • plastic bins - 16
        • film canisters - 8
        • straws - 125
        • bottles glue - 8
        • balls of string - 8
        • hot glue gun and sticks - 1
        • cloth tape measures - 8
        • hair dryer - 1
        • clear tape dispensers - 8
        • index cards - 100
        • rolls masking tape - 2
        • modeling clay 16oz - 1
        • tempera paint (bottles) - 10
        • newsprint - 62 sheets
        • tissue paper sheets - 50
        • paintbrushes - 30
        • white paper sheets - 500
        • Student Pages & Instructor Manual

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

        Curriculum Topics

        Lesson Titles:

        1. Introduction to Flight
        2. Kites Day
        3. How to Get Off the Ground - Hot Air Balloons Day
        4. Drag and Weight - Parachutes Day
        5. Drag and Lift - Gliders Day
        6. Aerodynamics - Paper Airplanes
        7. Paper Airplane Design Challenge
        8. Thrust and Energy Conservation - Propellers
        9. Thrust and Lift - Helicopters Day 
        10. Pioneers of Aviation 
        11. Thrust and Energy Conservation
        12. Rocket Design Challenge

        Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

        Common Core State Standards for Language Arts

        CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
        CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

        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-ETS1-3: 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-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 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-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.
        NGSS MS-PS1-6: Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy through chemical processes.
        NGSS MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
        NGSS MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

        Habits of Mind

        16 “thinking habits” developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st century learning environment.

        • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
        • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
        • Finding Humor
        • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
        • Managing Impulsivity
        • Persisting
        • Questioning and Posing Problems
        •  Striving For Accuracy
        • Taking Responsible Risks
        • Thinking Flexibly
        • Thinking Interdependently

        21st Century Skills

        A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

        • 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

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        About the Authors

        John Allan holds a master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from Macalester College. He has pursued research in radio astronomy at ASTRON - the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, as well as at University of Virginia and Macalester College. John has taught science and math to students from middle school through college level as a tutor and teaching assistant. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he loves to read science fiction and imagine the future of space travel.

        Sarah Goff teaches elementary and middle school music in Portland, Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in teaching music from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s in music from Grinnell College. Her research with Jason Silveira in teacher attitudes toward transgender individuals and supportive school practices will be published in the Journal of Research in Music Education in Summer 2016. She enjoys biking to work, where she experiences the effects of drag and streamlining firsthand!