STEM Scholar Library

Projects

Project

Erosion and Land Planning

Coding Ozobots and using stream tables to learn about the rock cycle and erosion.

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences

NGSS Standards: MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-1

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What’s the Buzz? Honeybees in our Ecosystem

Explore the role of bees in our ecosystem and learn how to combat honeybee decline

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences, Life Science

NGSS Standards: MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS2-1

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Project

Water Quality and Fertilizer Use

Measuring the impact of agricultural fertilizers on a local watershed.

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences, Life Science

NGSS Standards: MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-LS1-5

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STEM Shorts

Cover image for video of STEM Short Candle Turbines
STEM Short

Candle Turbines

Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes energy is being transformed to or from that object. Students will also apply scientific principles to construct and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy.

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences

NGSS Standards: MS-PS2-33, MS-PS3-5

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Cover image for video of STEM Short Paper Helicopters
STEM Short

Paper Helicopters

Students plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends upon the forces acting on the object. They will also define criteria and constraints, make a systematic evaluation of different solutions, analyze data, and perform iterative testing – all in one video.

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences, Physical Science

NGSS Standards: MS-ETS1-4, MS-PS2-2

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Living Your Best Life in Space

Living Your Best Life in Space is an NGSS– and CCSS-aligned project-based learning unit focused on the science of space. NSCF contracted with premier space education provider DreamUp to develop this custom curriculum for the National STEM Scholar Program. Students address the driving question: “How can we design a product that will make us comfortable during our summer in space?”

Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences

NGSS Standards: MS-ETS1-4, MS-PS2-2

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