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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Middle School Science - Week Five

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

6-8th grade Science

Week 5 May 4 - May 8

Weekly Packet

STEAM: Tinkering Toys
Science Objectives:
Students will use the Engineering Design Process to explore at least one topic of their choice using models to construct explanations for phenomena in their surroundings.
Directions: Everybody loves toys, and some toys can explain a phenomenon in science. Check out these videos, activities and text pairings! Select a topic that you find interesting. Use your science journal pages to record questions, drawings, thoughts and responses. Think like an engineer. Be CURIOUS!

Getting Started
To access the articles, log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app.
Choose ONE of the six topics below to explore
Review the Engineering Design Process.
Download the Engineering Design Notebook page, or set it up in your journal using the sections listed in the Science Notebook.
Review video on Engineering Design Process: NASA’s Best Students
As you work on the assignments in your topic, complete the engineering design notebook page.
After completing your topic, share your new learnings with your family.

Science Notebook
Complete The Engineering Design Process in your notebook by completing the following sections







To access the articles, log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app.
Reading: Binary, Pixels, And Data, Oh My! Studying How Computers Store Information
Activity: How to make a binary code keychain
Activity: Binary Code Bracelets

Activity: Write Your Name In Binary Code

Making Waves
To access the articles, log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app.
Reading: What are Waves?
Video: Make a Wave Machine
Activity: Make a Wave
Video: Good Vibrations - Episode | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Activity: Rubber Band Guitar Make a Harmonica (Completion of the survey is not required)

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