Kidwind Small Water Pump

Designing a Faster Water Pump

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to use available tools to design and test a solar water pump, refine their design, test and finally evaluate their efforts. Through this process students will understand and gain experience with the engineering design process.
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Kidwind Small Water Pump

Solar Powered Water Pumping

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to make observations and record data about how different materials affect the speed of a solar powered water pump.
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Solar Circuit

A Simple Circuit

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to draw a simple circuit, label its parts, and show the direction/path that current is flowing.
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Lesson Number:
4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Author:
Mike Hellis
Relevant NGSS PE:
Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Solar Calculator

Solar Powered Calculator

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to explain that some devices use light energy and transform into electrical energy, which powers different devices such as lights.
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Lesson Number:
3
Author:
Mike Hellis
Relevant NGSS PE:
Other Subjects Covered:
Estimated Activity Length:
0 sec
Energy Transformations

Probes of Prior Knowledge

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to identify the different ways that electrical energy (electricity) is transformed (generated) and identify different everyday items that use electricity.
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Lesson Number:
2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Author:
Mike Hellis
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Scientific Method

Setting Expectations for Science and Engineering Projects

Grades:
2-5
Learning Goal(s):
Establishing guidelines for the unit; students will also have a better understanding of the scientific method.
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