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Hot Wheels Lab
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25 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nikki Rumpler, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 inquiry lab lesson plan, developed by Nikki Rumpler for the 2014 SLED Summer Institute, addresses the question, "Does the height of a ramp affect the speed and distance a Hot Wheels...
Light Just Right
13 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This 4th grade design activity focuses on electrical current and resistance. Students design a way to make a bulb light with differing brightnesses.
SLED Unit Implementation Plan Rubric 2013-14 2014-15
12 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This rubric will be used to assess teachers' unit implementation plans for the SLED project.
Summer 2013 SLED Unit Plan Template
This is the template teachers should use during the 2013 SLED Summer Institute to prepare their lesson implementation plans.
11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Tahira Reid, Kari Clase, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
This 4th grade design task lesson focuses on the concept of drag by asking students to develop ways to slow down a boat.
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...
This lesson, for grades 3-6, involves an introductory design activity to build a lifeguard chair from note cards and tape. It is an adaptation of a design lesson introduced by Engineering is...
Design Team Developed: Plastic Water Bottle Design
30 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This lesson plan, intended for grade 6, focuses on using mathematics to design the shape of a plastic water bottle to optimize the surface area to volume ratio and so reduce the amount of plastic...
Design Team Developed: Reasons for Seasons
The Reasons for Seasons lesson, designed to meet 5th grade standards, addresses an important science concept involving the movements of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's...
Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel
13 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie
This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and addresses topics related to the sun-earth-moon system. Specifically, this lesson addresses that seasons result from the tilt of the earth, which...
Design Team Developed: Solar Panel
06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie
This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and covers 'Solar Panel' in the content area of Earth and Space Science. Extension activities and PowerPoint slides about solar panel are included.
Design Team Developed: Conservation of Mass
This lesson plan is designed for 5th grade and covers "conservation of mass." PowerPoint slides about 'Gas Mass & Conservation of Mass' is also included.
Design Team Developed: Paper Recycling
06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Senay Purzer, David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty
This lesson plan is designed for 5th grade and covers "volume and mass."
Design Team Developed: Reindeer Habitat
This lesson plan is designed fro 6th grade and covers life science topics in science and are calculations in math. In engineering, the importance of using scientific and engineering vocabulary in...
Summer 2012 long version SLED Unit Plan Template
13 Jun 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
Long version of the SLED Unit Plan Template for Summer 2012.
Summer 2012 short version SLED Unit Plan Template
The short version of the SLED Unit Plan Template for Summer 2012.
Fall 2011 EDCI Preservice Lesson Plans
28 Mar 2012 | Series | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco
EDCI Sticky Bridges Fall 2011
28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco
Grade 5 lesson plan, mass and structure
EDCI Strong Book Nook Fall 2011
Grade 6 lesson plan, engineering design process.
EDCI Boats Afloat Fall 2011
Grade 5 lesson plan, buoyancy.