2018 Lesson #10 Engineering- Lego Cars

LEGO Balloon Cars for Kids STEM Activities

In class we will be continuing learning all about the engineering and design process. How we first ask the questions and define the problem, next brainstorm and think of ideas, then come up with a plan, next create and last but not least, we improve.

I got this great idea from Little Bins for Little Hands. I wanted to create something fun with Legos and I thought this was the perfect idea. Design and build different Lego cars and then race them with balloons. I think my little scientists are going to love this.

So”Lego” your mind and start to EXPLORE!

Also- don’t forget to check out all of my awesome book lists to go along with each lesson. Just click Books of the month on the sidebar menu.

 

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2018 Lesson #9 Engineering- Hexbugs

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In class we will be learning all about engineering and what STEM is and why we need it. We will focus on Engineering, Technology and the Application of science and how all of the fields of STEM are linked together.

BuggyandBuddy.com gave me a great idea. I wanted to teach my students all about engineering and the design process. What other to do that than with Hexbugs? So fun! will be making Hexbug mazes out of straws, tape and poster boards and using the design process. I’m super excited for this lesson because the students will be doing their first stem challenge this year and I always love a good stem challenge. Get ready to get in “Gear” for success in science! I sure do love your students a whole “bot!” Haha!!

Book List #8 Geology

Rhoda’s Rock Hunt by Mollie Griffin

Geology- Rhoda's rock hunt

The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen

Geology- The magic school bus

The Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper & Chris Coady

Geology- The pebble in my pocket

The Rock Factory: A Story About the Rock Cycle by Jacqui Bailey & Matthew Lilly

Geology- The Rock Factory

A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

Geology- A rock can be

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk

Geology- If rocks could sing

Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor

Geology- Everybody needs a rock

A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long

Geolog- A rock is lively

Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads by Laura Evert

Geology- Rocks

Book List #5 Brain Science

Big Head by Pete Rowan

Brain - Big Head

Singing With Momma Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman

Brain - Singing with mama lou

It’s all in Your Head by Susan L. Barrett

Brain- It's all in your head

The Longest Yawn by Jennifer Dussling

Brain- The Longest Yawn

Lou Gehrig – The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler

Brain- Lou Gehrig

My Little Brain by Baby Professor

Brain- my little brain

You Can’t Use Your Brain If You’re a Jellyfish by Fred Ehrlich, M.D.

Brain- You can't use your brain

 

Book List #3 Cause & effect/ Sink or float

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Alexander

Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and the oobleck

Bubble, Bubble by Mercer Mayer

bubble bubble

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If you give a mouse a cookie

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble

The Day Jimmys Boa ate the wash

The Rain Came Down by David Shannon

The Rain came down

Where Once There Was a Wood by Denise Fleming

Where once there was a wood

Things That Float and Things That Don’t by David A. Adler

Things that float