These scientific investigations will engage students in understanding the force of magnetism and how this force can be used for work. The students will begin the unit by forming generalizations about magnets and their forces through their own knowledge and scientific investigations. The students will explore the variations between different magnet strengths. Finally, the students […]

# STEM Curriculum

## Let It Shine

This investigation is to introduce/solidify students’ working knowledge of sorting and classification. Through this process students will investigate light transmittance through everyday objects. The students will perform a simple flashlight test to classify objects into three predetermined groups; that of transparent, translucent, and opaque. Students will create class graphs to represent the discoveries. An in […]

## Is the Sun Toxic?

Although the sun is the primary source of energy for all life, it can also be considered a toxin. The essence of this lesson is to have students understand that a toxin is a poisonous substance and that the sun is an example of a toxin. Students will be introduced to other toxins including ones […]

## Wind Speed

Students will explore wind and its ability to do work. Over the course of several short lessons students will observe wind in nature using a self-constructed anemometer and Beaufort scale. Through use of these tools students will measure the wind speed. Students will also design or use a prefabricated kite to test the winds ability […]

## David & Kayleen Explore Sound

In this activity the students will: explore volume and pitch through their interactions with sound tools; use sound meters to record sound levels of noises they commonly hear to learn that the volume of sound can be measured in decibels; observe an object vibrating and hear the sound it generates; explore that the same vibrating […]