Monday, March 27, 2017

STEMrec challenges March 27

Math - Place the Digits (math game)

Why - To develop understanding of place value and number position relationships

This game gives children the opportunity to change the value of numbers by assigning digits to different positions.  

Science - Jumping Macaroni

Question:  The law of gravity states what comes up will come down.  But sometimes other forces can make it appear that gravity is not working.  This is a magic trick where you will make macaroni defy gravity and jump up.  

Why it works: This jumping action is called the Mound Effect.  The ribbon and macaroni form a series of hard rods separated by flexible ribbon.  It is physics.  As one side of the pasta is lifted, the other side pushes down, causing it to "jump". 

Social Studies - This is Me Map Book (continued)

Why - To practice spatial thinking.  Spatial skills are what allow us to picture the locations of objects, their shapes, their relation to each other and the paths they take as they move.  Maps help children visualize where objects, places, cities, and countries are in relation to one another.  Quite literally, maps help them figure out their place in the world. 

Literacy - Legos Mixel Stories 

Why - To provide an opportunity for expression and communication.  

Art - Draw your favorite Imaginary Animal