STEM for Elementary
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# STEM for Elementary

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## Density Tower - Magic with Science | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

(5)  Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

(A)  classify matter based on physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy;

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TEK 5A

(5)  Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

(A)  classify matter based on physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy;

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## Free K-5 Teacher Resources | Teachers | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Free elementary (K-5) school teacher resources, including puzzlemaker, student games and activities and lesson plans.
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Discovery Education resources

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## For Students

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
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NASA page for students with a link to NASA Kids Club

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## Balloon Kebab - The Naked Scientists

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Science 3

(5)  Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

(B)  describe and classify samples of matter as solids, liquids, and gases and demonstrate that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container;

There is a video to show the experiment and information of how and why this is possible.

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## 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter A

Education rules concerning Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (curriculum standards) for elementary science
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Elementary Science TEKS

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## PBS Teachers | STEM Education Resource Center

PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
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This site has a downloadable PDF of activities by grade level.

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## Color Changing Milk | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

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5th grade Science TEK

(5)  Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

(D)  identify changes that can occur in the physical properties of the

ingredients of solutions such as dissolving salt in water or adding lemon juice to water.

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## Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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Dallas' own Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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## Make a Balloon Rocket - Science Bob

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Science Bob explains how this demonstration can become an experiment.

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## NASA - How to Make a Soda-Straw Rocket

Soda-straw rockets are very easy to make and can be done at home or school.
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Science 4th (6)  Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy occurs in many forms and can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems. The student is expected to:

(A)  explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy;

(D)  design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object.

Science 5th

(7)  Earth and space. The student knows Earth's surface is constantly changing and consists of

(C)  identify alternative energy resources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels; and

Blowing straw wrappers will never be enough again after this science experiment!

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## Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys | Steve Spangler Science

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You may know Steve Spangler for his "sick science". This site has some unusual science experiments.

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## STEM for Elementary

STEM for Elementary
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