Dog gone it!
08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, Todd Richard Kelley, Chell Nyquist, James Daniel Lehman
This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.
STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the H U Bzero Platform
07 Apr 2015 | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman, Peg A Ertmer, Ann Bessenbacher
Built as one of 60+ hubs on the HUBzero platform, STEMEdhub was developed in 2011 as a resource for research, education, and collaboration in STEM education. The hub currently supports 82 different groups. In this article, the authors describe two specific groups (SLED and AAU) that are taking...
Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers
03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.
Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)
03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Kendra A Erk, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.
Earthen Dam Design Task
03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Venkatesh Merwade, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.
11 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Kari Clase, Tahira Reid, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.
Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band
10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade
This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.
09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.
09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...