April IDL Offerings

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                    Dates and times available:
                     April 24 – 12:15 – 1:00

PAPER ENGINEERING

Encourage students to discover how things work by engaging in exploring engineering concepts using something as simple as paper. This will be a hand-on, minds-on lesson that tests their creativity.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
  • K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

RECYCLED ROBOTS

After reading “The Bot That Scott Built” by Kim Norman, students will have the opportunity to engineer a robot that can perform a job that humans need. Start saving your recyclables because the kids will be putting them to good use!

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
  • K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

BUILDING BRIDGES STEM CHALLENGE

The challenge is simple: engineer a bridge that can hold a can of food. The materials are a close as the nearest recycling bin. What will your students create? Tune in and find out.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
  • K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

BUILDING BRIDGES STEM CHALLENGE

The challenge is simple: engineer a bridge that can hold a can of food. The materials are a close as the nearest recycling bin. What will your students create? Tune in and find out.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
  • K-2-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

 

NEWSPAPER FORT STEM CHALLENGE

Is it possible to make a fort out of newspapers big enough to hold a person? Test your students’ creativity and find out. Raid the newspaper recycling bin, grab some masking tape and you’re ready to go!

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

NEWSPAPER FORT STEM CHALLENGE

Is it possible to make a fort out of newspapers big enough to hold a person? Test your students’ creativity and find out. Raid the newspaper recycling bin, grab some masking tape and you’re ready to go!

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

NEWSPAPER FORT STEM CHALLENGE

Is it possible to make a fort out of newspapers big enough to hold a person? Test your students’ creativity and find out. Raid the newspaper recycling bin, grab some masking tape and you’re ready to go!

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science

  • 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
  • MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

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