The 7th graders at White Hill build a water timer with a plastic bottle, tin foil, and a rubber band. The worked on 1 minute timers, 2 minute timers, and 4 minute timers.
Thank you Erik Lunde from Miller Creek for these resources! From Erik: Used as an introduction to Wave Erosion to familiarize students with beach anatomy, wave erosion/deposition processes and terminology. It also introduces students on ways to engineer wave erosion protection systems. Afterwards, I will have students create an experiment testing out the erosion prevention strategies in a mini wave pool using sand and water
Mary Kate Kenney's 3rd graders at Coleman works with her students to see what they know about floating objects in preparation for a clay boat design challenge.
Day two of Mary Kate's 3rd graders. They were able to build clay boats, test, record observations, and iterate. They all had successful clay boats in round two.
Here are some other resources that might be helpful for your clay boats/ buoyancy lessons. Thanks Mary Kate!
Tom Kiehfuss 5th grade class start their Design Challenge project for iTEAMS!
5th graders built and tested dams at Sun Valley School
Derek Lecy, 5th grade, Bahia Vista: There were NO survivors!
5th grade Dixie School build their dams for testing.
Who has the biggest mouth in your classroom?
Robert Atkinson's 4th grade classroom at Brookside start their study of water with Water Cycle in a Bag.
iTEAMS is a professional development research project designed to provide teachers with support to deepen their content knowledge and pedagogy to promote STEM education aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).