STEM CIP - The Great Mixing Bowl
A Study of Ecosystems, Watersheds and Invasive Species
The revolutionary new practice of STEM teaches the related disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as one unit, emphasising their close relationship, rather than separately as in the past. In this module, students study how living and non-living things interact in an ecosystem. Students design and construct an instrument called a hydrometer and use it to measure different salinity levels in water samples. They then make decisions on how the hydrometer could be used to establish the correct salinity level for an aquarium. Students conduct web searches to locate pertinent information that they can apply to several performance-based products. In addition, students classify animals according to how and what they eat (herbivore, carnivore or omnivore), describe the interdependence of living things within an ecosystem (predators, available food and shelter) and describe behavioural and physical adaptations of life forms.
This binder and CD-ROM set holds the complete The Great Mixing Bowl unit - Teacher's Guide, containing background information, questions and answers, and classroom implementation instructions; Student Curriculum Module, the primary student text containing information, readings and instructions; and the Student Data and Response section, where students record and evaluate their work as they progress.
The CD-ROM contains PowerPoint presentations that serve as visual enhancements to the activities, and a complete copy of the contents of the binder in PDF form for ease of reproduction.
|Publish date||2011-11-14 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||CurrTech Integrations, LLC|
|Key Learning Area||Mathematics, Science, Technologies|