Elementary STEM Camp - Powerful Playground (Downloadable Materials)
- Science 5.6B
- Science 4.6C
- Science 3.6C
- Math 5.9C
- Math 4.9B
- Math 3.9B
The TEKS listed above are the primary objectives covered in this STEM camp, but teachers of other grade levels can easily adapt the content to better serve students at other grade levels.
One of the best parts of an elementary student's day is the time spent on the playground at recess. It's an opportunity to be active, socialize, and explore their environment. The Elementary STEM Camp - Powerful Playground offers students the opportunity to design the perfect playground while studying how a flow of electricity can produce heat, light, and sound!
This camp includes:
- Sample schedules for implementation.
- Lesson plans.
- Presentation materials.
- Video content.
- A complete materials list (materials must be ordered separately).
The four components of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) have been integrated into the camp to "provide a cross-disciplinary experience designed for students to solve problems and gain real-world insights" as outlined by the STEM Blueprint.
STEM essentials that have been incorporated into the camp include:
- An explicit learning outcome.
- The engineering design process.
- Problem-based learning.
- Student autonomy.
- Rigorous learning.
- School and industry partnerships.
- Personalized instruction.
A complete materials list is included with purchase included. For purchasers using Amazon, a pre-built list with suggested materials is available here!
Supports Lever 4.1 - Curriculum and assessments aligned to TEKS with a year-long scope and sequence
Video, 2:22 long
3 downloadable PDFs, varying lengths
2 PowerPoint presentations
Elementary STEM Camp - Powerful Playground was developed by the Advanced Academics and Curriculum Resources team at Region 13.
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