ERIC Number: EJ1039857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Reference Count: 7
Three, Two, One ... Blast Off!
Hawkins, Susan; Rogers, Meredith Park
Science and Children, v52 n1 p53-59 Sep 2014
This lesson addresses the three dimensions of science learning as laid out in the "Next Generation Science Standards"--science and engineering process skills, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas--in addition to embedding practical exposure to NOS tenets in an inquiry-based activity. In addition to the efficiency component, combining ideas helps build the connections that form a solid framework of the understanding of science and how it works. Straw rockets provide an easy, inexpensive way to address multiple learning objectives. The setup of this activity lends itself beautifully to differentiation, allowing all students to achieve at their highest level. It is also a lot of fun! When you have an activity that motivates students to apply their knowledge, teaching becomes a joy.
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Scientific Principles, Engineering, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, Motion, Scoring Rubrics, Inquiry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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