We have started our next study on the theme of STRUCTURE. We have made some small changes to the project expectation which will be due Friday, January 18th. The changes are as follows:
Level 1: Will research and present on a scientist
Level 2: Will do a project using the scientific method
Level 3: Will present on either simple machines or forces of motion
The students will be presenting school wide after STEM week starting January 22nd.
We will be focusing a lot on these areas as a class and as levels in the next couple weeks and also going into January. We also had a great simple machine/force of motion workshop at Hill Aerospace museum.
*This is the original write up:
Structure November 26th-January 11th
Stem Fair January 14th
The theme STRUCTURE is what your child will be studying during our third thematic unit. To relate the theme STRUCTURE to our STEM Festival the week of January 14th, STRUCTURE can mean certain processes scientists use or explore such as the scientific method, the physical structure of matter or the structure of the universe, the structure of the classification of living things and so much more. There’s a lot to explore!
For the STEM Fair home project, we will ask that your child create a science presentation based on Utah state science standards they’ve been studying in class. We want to treat our STEM Fair not as a general “Science Fair,” but rather a celebration of science.
A science celebration presentation is not limited to just a tri-board. Listed below are ideas your child can choose from (but are not limited to) for the STEM Fair.
Some ideas include, but are not limited to:
- Poster or tri-fold board
- Hands-on experiment with write-up
- Experiment demonstration by student (must be able to show over and over)
- Create a board game
- Video (Example: Make their own Bill Nye)
- Performance or skit
- Create a book
- Create a lesson or work
Below is a list of state standards that your student should be familiar with by the second half of the year when we hold our STEM fair:
1st grade- Scientific Method on Earth/Space sciences, Life sciences, or Force and Motion
2nd grade- Scientific Method on Earth/Space sciences, Life sciences, or Force and Motion
3rd grade- Sun, Earth, Moon relationship, Living and Non-living within an Environment, Forces and Motion, Gravity, Heat and Light