The engineering design process (EDP) is a series of steps that engineering teams use to solve problems. The design process is iterative, meaning that each step is repeated as many times as needed to arrive at a great solution.  In addition, Using the EDP makes 
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This year, as Dave and I contemplated destinations for planning our 2019-2020 STEM season, we decided to get our passports renewed and head north to Canada. Our destination was Stratford, Ontario. This turned out to be a fabulous location for a STEM planning getaway! The 
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Electricity is such a fun unit for grades 3, 4, and 5. The idea for this STEM challenge came to us during our working vacation in the sweet little town of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. We spent some of our brainstorming sessions in a coffee shop 
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Our STEM Club is in full swing for the Fall of 2019. This semester started with a unit on electricity to support 4th-grade NGSS physical science standards (PS3-2; PS3-3; PS3-4). You can find the lesson plan for this activity in our TeachersPayTeachers store. We began 
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Corrugated cardboard is an inexpensive, plentiful material with great structural properties that make it perfect for many classroom construction projects. This post outlines a few techniques we have discovered while working.  Cutting Cardboard Method 1: Using scissors for thin cardboard works best. It is safe 
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In 2016, the Kool Kat writing team attended the wonderful 5th annual STEM Forum & Expo in Colorado hosted by the National Science Teachers Association. We use the STEM Forum to learn from other educators and gather fresh ideas for our writing.  We pored over 
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While planning the puppet unit, the Kool Katz dreamers determined that teams would need a mechanism to hold the puppet upright while under construction. For this purpose, Dave developed a versatile piece of equipment we named the Gizmo Rig. The rig has been modified several 
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Twenty-first-century skills have been identified by American policymakers and business leaders as skills they look for when hiring. As STEM writers, the Kool Kat writing team appreciates the need to embed twenty-first success skills in our lessons. We provide resources and guidance to aid teachers 
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Insights don’t usually arrive at my desk, but go into notebooks when I’m on the move. Or half-asleep. Hilary Mantel The Interactive Science Notebook is a personal journal of the students’ learning using pictures, sketches, notes, and data. As they explore science problems, students form 
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