Category: Kool Kat Science

  • To Mars and Back

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    Humans have dreamed of visiting Mars since the 1880s, but getting there isn’t easy. Using a game board modeled after the orbits of Mars and Earth, student teams will plot a course to Mars and back. As they plan their Mars mission, students will use the same navigation method that NASA uses for interplanetary travel – the Hohmann Transfer Orbit. You can use this STEM activity, and the included Rover’s slideshow to introduce a Solar System unit or a Mars rover design project. In addition to planning their voyage, students will also learn the uses, design, and history of space rovers from 1970 to the present. The full bundle includes the following:

    • PowerPoint slideshow to introduce teams to Rovers
    • Differentiated lesson plan to explain the requirements and methodology of the Mars Mission activity
    • Spreadsheet with Hohmann transfer orbit cycles
    • Video links that explain and demonstrate the Hohmann Transfer Orbit method
    • Teacher Notes and charts

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  • Fibers: A Flexible Foundation lesson and slideshow

    This Fibers bundle includes a Powerpoint presentation that provides many examples of fibers such as thread, yarn and string, silk, bristles, paper, and more. In addition to fiber sources, the presentation illustrates a wide variety of uses that fibers provide. The presentation is packaged with a science lab that allows students to explore burlap, cardboard, and paper fibers up close as students discuss their source and consider ways they can use the products that fibers provide.

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  • Fibers: a Flexible Foundation slideshow

    A Powerpoint presentation that provides many examples of fibers such as thread, yarn and string, silk, bristles, paper, and more. In addition to fiber sources, the presentation illustrates a wide variety of uses that fibers provide.

    The Fibers bundle includes:

    • Fibers: a flexible foundation presentation
    • a science lab that guides students to explore burlap, cardboard, and paper fibers up close

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  • Papermaking bundle

    Most people know that paper is a versatile product made from natural fibers mashed into a pulp. Did you know that the papermaking process was invented in China and kept secret for centuries until the technology was traded as a state secret to the Turks? For good reason the Chinese view paper as one of their national treasures!  The slideshow that introduces this bundle is a perfect introduction to a papermaking lab or a unit on Chinese history.

    This KoolKat Papermaking bundle includes the following resources:

    • Slideshow presentation
    • History of Paper teacher resource
    • Step-by-Step papermaking instruction guide

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  • Engineering Design Template

    The Engineering Design Process (EDP) is an iterative process for developing and improving an object or process. Engineers use this process for assignments like designing a car, building software, designing a hospital, or any number of other projects.

    Download our template to get started helping your students visualize the process!


  • How to Use a Voltmeter

    Are you planning an electricity design challenge? The voltmeter is a vital tool for the IMPROVE step of the Engineering Design Process and gives students a glimpse into specialized technology used by electrical technicians. Students can use a voltmeter to check continuity, test batteries, and measure voltage and resistance (ohms).

    Are you looking for a fun electricity design challenge lesson? This sample comes from the Kool Kat Science Electric Circuit Design Challenge. Give your students a solid understanding of basic circuits as they design and build an electric quiz game.

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