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STEM in Action Muddy Mats Exploration

STEM in Action™: Muddy Mats Exploration

Physical Science: Materials Properties Build understanding of absorbency and proprerties of water

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Item IN79632 Grade 2

In this module, Liam wants to bring his dog inside, but Liam's mom doesn't want the wet dog mess. Students design, build, test, and optimize an absorbent, non-slippery mat to protect the house from muddy paws.

FEATURES

  • Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks
  • All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity
  • Aligned and written to standards
  • Helpful how-to video

KEY NGSS STANDARD(S)

2-PS1-2:

Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have properties that are best suited for an intended purpose

K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

INCLUDES

  • Student Activity Books (6)
  • Teacher Guide with blackline masters
  • Pre-cut mat materials: terry cloth, felt, corduroy, plastic, craft foam, shelf liner
  • Carpet pieces
  • Plastic trays, cups, and spoons
  • Food coloring and plastic droppers
  • Plastic coins
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Tablespoons

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brand: Hands-On Standards® STEM in Action
  • Area of Focus: : Science
  • Subject: Physical Science (Science)
  • Product Type: Sets, Kits & Centers (Science)
  • Age: 7
  • Grade: 2
  • Units: Each
  • Item #: IN79632
  • Availability:
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! SMALL PARTS. (1) Not for < 3 yrs.

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