Building Baseball Towers: Engaging Students as Engineers

 

Baseball                    Success

West Oso Teaching and Learning Institute

August 22nd, 2017

Presenters: Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Moore

ENGAGE

  • Why do some experiments fail?

  • What do scientists do when their experiments don’t work?

EXPLORE

Building Baseball Towers Lesson Plan

Building Baseball Towers Student Worksheet

THE CHALLENGE: create a structure that is as tall as possible and will support a baseball.

THE MATERIALS: 12 toothpicks, 5 mailing labels, 6 straws, 3 pieces of paper, 3 paper clips, 1 glove, 1 plastic bag, two pencils

Baseball Tower Materials

EXPLAIN

TESTING TIME

  • Did the tower stand? If not, why not?

  • What worked well?

  • How can the structure be improved so that it is taller and stronger?

ELABORATE

take two

  • Were you able to improve your score from the first trial?
  • How well did your team work together?

EVALUATE

Thinker

WRITING TIME 

  • What did your group do that worked well?

  • What did you see another group do differently that either worked or didn’t work so well?

  •  What would you do differently if you had a chance to do a third trial?

  •   What three materials do you wish you had and how would you have used them?

 

 

 

 

 

Mentor Meetings Spring 2017

Mentor Meeting 1-30-2017

 beyond limits

I. What is intelligence?

II. Reaching our Potential

  • How was Katherine Johnson’s life impacted by teacher/s?

  • What does she have to say about the job of a teacher?

III. Logistics

  • Observations and visitations: is there a student who you may want to focus on?

  • Work with individual students and/or small groups

  • Next meeting: March 27th at 6:00

IV. Sharing

  • Successes

  • Struggles

Mentor Meeting 3-27-2017

 I. Synectics

Four Box Synectics Graphic Organizer

Synectics Description and Lesson Plan Outline

  • Brainstorm: What adjectives can you use to describe teaching?

  • Direct Analogy: Teaching is like (social media, family reunion, trip to Fiesta Texas, circus) because_____________________

  • Personal Analogy: I am like teaching because_____________________

  • Compressed Conflict

  • How could this help students learn?

  • How could this help you as a teacher?

III. Logistics

  • Work with individual students and/or small groups

  • Next AND last meeting: May 29th at 6:00

III. Sharing

  • Successes

  • Struggles

mathsymbols

 

Superhero Energy Explorations

CAST in San Antonio

November 10th-11th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Dion, Ms. Erben, Ms. Gallegos,  Ms. Gonzalez, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Moore, Ms. Phillips, Ms. Prestero, Ms. Taylor

CAST Presentation Powerpoint

Engage

Superhero Energy Explorations 5E Lesson Plan

What is energy?

Can you name different types of energy?

Explore

Superhero Energy Explorations Student Guide

  • Station One: Mechanical Energy 

Energy Two   ironman

 

  • Station Two: Sound Energy      

        water speakers  aquaman EnergyThree

  • Station Three: Light Energy

    batman 

  • Station Four: Heat Energy heat energy   superman

  • Station Five: Electrical Energy  

    EnergyOne   thor

 

Explain

  • What kind of changes did we see at the stations?

  • What caused objects to move?

  • What forms of energy do we notice in the game OPERATION?

spidie

 

Elaborate

Forms of Energy Card Sort

  •  Let’s do a card sort!

Evaluate

Forms of Energy Circle Map

  •  Let’s do a circle map!

PICTURES

cast-five

Mathematics of Voting

 STEM Thursday, Browne Middle School, November 3rd, 2016

Presenters:  Dr. Bruun, Ms. Dion, Ms. Flanigan, Mr. Hastey, Ms. Moore, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Solis, Ms. Stephens, Ms. Vasquez

ENGAGE

Mathematics of Voting 5E Lesson Plan

Mathematics of Voting Student Guide Grades Six and Seven

Mathematics of Voting Grades Eight and Algebra

  • Do you think that we should choose a president by a coin toss?

  • What is the fairest way to choose a president?

EXPLORE

Candy Ballots

mam

Candy Simulation

  • Popular Vote

  • Representative Vote

  • Modified Electoral College

  • Electoral College

Which method do you think is the most fair?

Which is the best way to decide?

Can you think of a way to make the system even better?

electoral-map

EXPLAIN

How does the electoral college work?

ELABORATE

Electoral College and Population Reference Sheet

button

Is the United States’ voting system proportional?

  • What percent of the total population is California?

  • What percent of the electoral votes does it get?

  • What percent of the total population is Wyoming?

  • What percent of the electoral votes does it get?

  • What percent of the population is Texas?

  • What percent of the electoral votes does it get?

  • What equation would represent the relationship between the population of a state and the number of electoral votes it receives?

  • Is the relationship proportional or non proportional?

EVALUATE

Do you think the United States’ voting system is fair? 

Can you think of a way to make the system better?

more-stats

comparePICTURES

 

Let There Be Light!

 

lightbulb

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle School, October 13th, 2016

Presenters: Mr. Hastey, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Vasquez

Let There Be Light 5E Lesson Plan

Let There Be Light Powerpoint

ENGAGE   

Let’s Explore a UFO Ball!

ufo

  • How does it work?

  • Can you make it work with all of your group members?

  • What is required to make it light and make noise?

EXPLORE

Let There be Light Student Guide

explore

  • Can you find two ways to make the bulb light up?

  • Can you find two ways that don’t work?

EXPLAIN

Circuit Solutions

Let’s share results of our investigations! 

ELABORATE

flashlight

  • How does a flashlight work?

EVALUATE

Time for a quiz!

Electricity Quiz

SCHOLARS IN ACTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Matters

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STEM Thursday, Browne Middle School, October 13th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Dion, Ms. Flanigan, Ms. Moore, Ms. Ramirez, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Solis, Ms. Stephens

Melting Matters 5E Lesson Plan

ENGAGE   

  • How can we model as a class the molecules in liquids, solids, and gas?

  • What do we know about matter?

EXPLORE

Melting Matters Student Lab Guide

    • Station One: Melting Ice ice

    • Station Two: Melting Margarinemargarine

    • Station Three: Melting Chocolatemelting-chocolate

    • Station Four: Matter Card Sort

EXPLAIN

Let’s share results! 

  • Which substance melted the quickest?

  • Which substance melted the slowest?

  • Did the evidence support our hypotheses? 

ELABORATE

  • What other investigations can we do to learn about how heat causes changes in matter?

  • Reader’s Theater: Why Matter Matters

EVALUATE

exit-slips

#statesofmatter Exit Slips



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mentor Meetings Fall 2016

Mentor Meeting 9-26-2016

Mentor Meeting Agenda 9-26-2016  

I. Gloria Ladson-Billings and the Education Debt

  • Why does Ladson-Billings call it an Education Debt rather than an Achievement Gap?

  • What is the impact of designating students ‘at-risk’?

  • How does what she is talking about relate to your experience as a teacher?

  • The Pedagogy of Poverty vs. Good Teaching

achievement-gap

II. Logistics

  • Observations

  • RTOP: feedback?

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics- April 5th-8th, 2017

  • Material needs

III. Sharing

  • One thing I am doing new this year that’s really working..

  • One thing I would like some feedback on..

  • An idea that I want to try…

  • A goal this year is…

test

Mentor Meeting 10-25-2016

I. Math and Dance

Math and Dance Powerpoint

  • How can dance help us learn math content more deeply?

  • How can dance help us develop mathematical practices?

  • How can dance help us experience more mathematical success?

    dance

II. Job Search

  • Preparing a resume

  • Applying for jobs

  • Interviewing

III. Logistics

  • Observations

  • ERC Visit

  • CAST

  • Next meeting potluck

IV. Sharing

  • Successes

  • Struggles

dance

Mentor Meeting 12-05-2016

santas-friends

Holiday Activities Sharing

group-therapy

 

What are Humans Made Of?

 STEM Thursday, Browne Middle School, September 22nd, 2016

Presenters:  Mr. Hastey, Ms. Moore, Ms. Vasquez

Elements of the Human Body 5E Lesson Plan

ENGAGE

What elements can you find inside the human body?

EXPLORE

Elements All Around Us Student Guide

  • What element is this object made of?

  • What is this element’s symbol on the Periodic Table?

EXPLAIN

Elements in the Human Body Powerpoint

  •  What elements make up 75% of our bodies?

  • What elements make up our teeth and bones?

  • What is Nitrogen used for?

ELABORATE

Elements in the Human Body Circle Graph

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EVALUATE

exit slip

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

Sweet Cell Creations

cartoonplantanimal

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle School, September 22nd, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Dion, Ms. Rodriguez

Sweet Cell Creations Lesson Plan

ENGAGE   

What are the organelles that make up plant cells?

What are the organelles that make up animal cells?

EXPLORE

Animal Cell     Plant Cell     Organelle Card Sort

Cellular Organelles

    • What are the organelles inside a plant and animal cell?

    • What job does each organelle perform?

    • What is the difference between a plant and animal cell?

EXPLAIN

candy

Candy Organelles and their Functions Student Guide

ELABORATE

Let’s Make a Model!   

Plant Cell                   Animal Cell

EVALUATE

Exit Slip



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May the Force Be With You

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, September 22nd

Presenters:  Ms. Flanigan, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Solis, Ms. Stephens

5E Lesson Plan Energy-Force-Motion

forcepicyoda

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Powerpoint

Engage

Time for Some Demonstrations

  • What two forces are exerted on the ball during the demonstration?

  • žAre the two forces balanced?

  • žWhat happens to an object when forces are balanced?

  • žWhat happens to an object when forces are unbalanced?

Ping Pong and Hairdryer

Explore

Marbles Rolling Round and Round

Marble Roll One    Marble Roll

Explain

  • What happened to your marble in the petri dish?

  • What happened to your marble in the plate with a piece cut out?

  • What balanced and unbalanced forces were involved in this investigation?

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces and Net Force Notes Powerpoint

Elaborate

Time for a Card Sort!

Forces Card Sort

equilibrium

Evaluate

Vocabulary Scramble

  • What did you learn about energy?

  • What did you learn about forces?

  • What did you learn about motion?

  • Give an example of an object that is in equilibrium.

Pictures

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September 2016 Common Planning

 Common Planning Powerpoint September 2016

I. Welcome

A. Kim Moore-ETEAMS role, Program Manager
B. Tonya Jeffery-  ETEAMS role, Co-Pi

spotitbox

II. Spot It

Spot-it Investigation Recording Sheet

  • What is this game?

  • Let’s play the game!

  • Analyze the Spot It deck

    • How many cards are there?

    • How many different pictures are there?

analyzedeck

III. Spot It Elaboration

Analyze the Spot It deck with three pictures, four pictures, five pictures

  • Can you create a deck with two pictures on each card? three? four? five?

  • How many different pictures would there be?

  • How many total cards?

  • How many total pairings?

  • How many pairing on each card?

  • Draw the deck

Making a Deck of Five Cards

Is there an algorithm that can determine the number of cards you would need for  n pictures per card?

Method for Generating Order Four Spot It

matrixIV. Final Thoughts and Questions?

 

 

Are You a Square?

are-you-a-square-top

STEM Thursday Schanen Elementary, September 15th, 2016

Presenters:   Dr. Bruun, Ms. Dion, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Solis, Ms. Stephens

Using Metric Measurements 5E Lesson Plan

Engage

Metric Measurement Powerpoint

Explore

  • Station One: What Shape Are you?

    • Square?

    • Tall Rectangle?

    • Wide Rectangle?

wide-rectangle

Station Two: How far to PE?

Meter Stick Madness

trundle-wheel

measuring-two measuringone measuringthree

Explain

    • What are some types of measurements that you have learned about today?

    • Describe how you can use different tools to measure the distance from one place to another?

    • Which is larger a millimeter or centimeter? A meter or a kilometer?

    • What would be a reasonable unit of measurement for the following:

      1. Computer screen?

      2. Length of door?

      3. Length of the school parking lot?

    • Why would you measure the distance across the United States with Kilometers instead of Meters?

    • Is it possible to convert measurements within the customary and metric systems?

Elaborate

Metric Measurement SMARTBOARD

 Let’s Make a Class Graph of our Shapes!

class-graph

Evaluate

 Ticket out the door

What did you learn today about measuring length?

 

 

Panda Math

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STEM Thursday Schanen Elementary, September 15th, 2016

Presenters:   Ms. Flanigan, Ms. Moore, Ms. Ramirez, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Vasquez

Panda Math 5E Lesson Plan

Engage

  • What do you know about panda bears?

  • What do panda bears eat?

  • How is the relationship between pandas and their mothers like human mothers and their babies?

  • How are pandas and their mothers’ relationship different than relationships between human mothers and their babies?

  • How can we use subtraction to learn more about pandas?

Explore

eating-bamboo

Panda Math Subtraction Stations Recording Sheet With Anchor Chart

  • Number Line Station One: Poo’s Clues

numberline

  • Number Line Explore Station Two: Wild Panda, Zoo Panda                                      

  • Base Ten Block  Station Three: Bamboo

place-value

  • Base Ten Block Station Four: Happy Birthday!

bday

  • Write an Equation Station Five: Pounds of Panda

pounds

Explain

  • How do you solve subtraction problems when you have a smaller value in the ones column of the minuend?

  • How do you solve subtractions problems when you have a smaller value in the ones column in the subtrahend?

  • What happens when the values in the minuend and subtrahend are equivalent?

anchor

Elaborate

Let’s write subtraction equations about aquarium animals!

 Aquarium animal math task cards

Evaluate

Mei Shing sleeps 16 hours a day. How many hours is she awake?

  • What information do you need to know to answer this questions?

  • What strategies can you use to solve this problem?

 bedtime

Pictures

Summer 2016 Final Meeting

July 29th, 2016

Morning sunrises and the micro-layer of Corpus Christi Bay.

Morning sunrises and the micro-layer of Corpus Christi Bay.

  • Presentations with Feeback

  • Instructions for Uploading Research Lessons

  • Summer Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

CAMT 2016

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The Champions: Joanna Blonigen, Martha Buendia, Lisa Coates,   Amanda Gonzalez, Charlotte Hillery, Sam Kureska, Monique Phillips, Christine Price, Suzi Uhling, Rayna Veuleman

The Challenge:

Travel to San Antonio, TX to attend the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT). They are to gather ideas for best practices in teaching mathematics, co-present ‘Minecraft Math,’ collect freebies at the exhibition hall, and have a little professional bonding time at the Riverwalk.

Minecraft Math

Minecraft Math  holding creeper

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CAMTFour

cylindrical Steve

 NEXT YEAR in Fort Worth

 

 

Summer Workshop 2016

Day One:

  • Pedagogy and Assessment

    • Summative versus formative

    • Conceptual versus procedural

    • Inductive versus deductive

    • Concrete versus abstract

    • Student versus teacher centered

  • Review Post-test Results

  • Practice Test One

Day Two:

pythagoras-abc

  • Angle Relationships

  • Volume and Surface Area

  • Dimensional Change

unitdog

  • Released test questions 17-40

Day Three:

PEMDAS Poem

chocolate

  • Chocolate Probability

    • Simple versus compound events

    • Dependent versus independent events

    • Experimental versus theoretical probability

    • Permutations and combinations

    • Geometric probability

    • Using probability to make predictions

  • Released test questions 41-80

Day Four:

Day Five:

  • Practice Test Two

  • Additional Practice

    • TCERT

    • Chapter quizzes in book

    • University of Houston

Summer 2016 Orientation

             monique Vanessa

May 4th, 2016

Welcome: Kim Moore and Dr. Smee

Overview of Authentic Research Projects

  • Dr. Conkle

  • Dr. Hu

  • Dr. Smee

  • Dr. Silliman

  • Dr. Walther

  • Dr. Turner

Requirements and Expectations: Dr. Mc Collough

  • Attend Friday meetings: June 17th, July 1st or 8th, July 15th, July 29th from 10:00-noon.

  • Time sheet with 30 hours documented and completed by 7/29.

  • Attend ME by the SEa on Friday, June 17th from 9:00-4:00 in the Center for Instruction

  • Complete field notes and bring to check-in meetings

  • Complete one electronic log

Making Connections

Hand-Outs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Algebra

Systems of Equations

Systems of Equations Hand-out

  • What are systems of equations?

  • How do you solve systems of equations problems?

Complex Numbers

  •  What is a complex number?

  • How do you graph complex numbers?

How do you add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers?

Introduction to Calculusderivative and integral

Exponential Functions

Trigonometric Functions

Reference Guide for Basic Trigonometry

Unit Circle Practice

Parent Functions

Let’s Play the ‘Know your Parents’ Game!

parents

 

 

Scholars Ratio Snack Mix

tiger

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, April 28th, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Harty, Ms. Moore, Ms. Phillips

Scholars Ratio Snack Mix Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

Scholars Ratio Snack Mix Student Handout

  • What is the total number of cups in one recipe of Scholars Snack Mix?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of goldfish and marshmallows?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of pretzels and marshmallows?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of marshmallows and the total amount of Scholars Snack Mix?

mixratiosnack mix

Explain

Introduction to Ratios Powerpoint

  • What is a ratio?

  • What are three ways to write ratios?

  • Why is order and labeling important when writing ratios?

 

Elaborate

  • Let’s write the recipe for the whole class!

Sweet and Spicy

Evaluate

  • A few questions then….time to share our mix!

 

Fantastic Fourth Grade Review

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STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary  April 28th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Clayborne,  Ms. Pardom, Ms. Stephens

Fourth Grade STAAR Review Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

EXPLORE

Station One: Equivalent Fractions

i have who has

Station Two: Division

trashketball

Station Three: Elapsed Time

Elapsed Time Word Problems

Elapsed Time

fourth

EXPLAIN

  • What strategy to solve the problems with time?

  • Can you give me an example of two equivalent fractions?

  • Now that you are division experts, tell me why it would be important to know how to divide (other than to do well on your STAAR test)?

ELABORATE

Time for Jeopardy!

mathjeop

Fourth Grade Jeopardy Review

 EVALUATE

STAAR Review

rock

 

 

 

 

Fractions are our Friends

friends

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary

April 28th, 2016

Presenters: Dr. Bruun, Ms. Dion,  Mr. Moreno, Ms. Rodriguez

Fraction are our Friends 5E Lesson Plan

ENGAGE

EXPLORE

  • Station One: Number Line Fractions  sentence strip

froot loops

chocolate two

EXPLAIN

  • Use your number line to explain how ½ and 2/4 are equivalent.

  • What other two fractions on your number line are equivalent?

  • Who had the greatest fraction of green froot loops? What was it?

  • Who had the least fraction of blue froot loops? What was it?

ELABORATE

EVALUATE

 Fraction Review Game

 

Slippery Slope

skislope

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, April 26th, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pedrazine, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Solis

Slippery Slope 5E Lesson Plan

Engage

 What do we know about the slope of similar  right triangles?

Ski Jumping: Understanding Proportional Relationships

similar triangle

Explore

Slippery Slope Student Hand-out

Slippery Slope Answer Key

Where do we see slope outside of the classroom?

roller coaster

Explain

  • How can we tell if a slope is negative or positive from the picture or graph?

  • What can we conclude about all right triangles formed with two points on the same line?

Elaborate

Time to write your own problems!

Evaluate

eval

 

 

Superhero Integers

BatmanversusJoker

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle, April 26th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Baumgartner,  Ms. Guillory, Ms. Vasquez

Integer Superhero and Supervillain Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

How can we use superheroes and villains to model integers?

EXPLORE

  • What does Batman represent?

  • What does the Joker represent?

  • What if there are more villains than heroes?

  • What if there are equal numbers of villains and heroes?

EXPLAIN

  • How do I know if the solution to an equation is positive or negative?

  • What’s the difference between a subtraction sign and a negative sign?

ELABORATE

0314094e1ce6e5fe0ad4f0de370c1c9a

 EVALUATE

What Stuck with You Today

 

 

 

 

Human Vampire Conflict

dracula

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, April 26th, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Dion, Ms. Solis

Human Vampire Conflict Lesson Plan

Engage

Do Vampires exist?

Explore

Do Vampires Exist? Student Hand-Out

  • We begin with one vampire.

  • We begin with our current world population of humans in 2016

  • Each week, every vampire kills one human.

  • Every time a human is killed, s/he turns into a vampire.

Explain

twilight-300x159

Elaborate

  • All humans have been destroyed.

  • The vampires have no food source.

  • How long can the vampire population survive?

  • How can we model this situation?

Evaluate

epidemic

  •  What is the equation of this graph?

  • How many sick people would you expect after eight days?

 

 

Investigating Planarian Behaviors

planarian

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary

April 21st, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Cortinas, Ms. Delagarza, Ms. Devine, Ms. Dion, Ms. Flanigan, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Moore, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Van Buren

Planarian Behavior 5E Lesson Plan

ENGAGE

  • What does it mean to be immortal?

  • What allows these living things to be almost immortal?

EXPLORE

  • How do planarians respond to light?

  • How do planarians respond to liver?

planarian lab

planaria

EXPLAIN

Migration               dog on bikeELABORATE

Inherited vs. Learned Behavior Worksheet

Story of Planaria

EVALUATE

 What behavior in this video is learned?

What inherited traits of the planaria are shown?

 

 

Flatworm Traits

planarian

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary

April 7th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Dion, Dr. Jeffery, Mr. Moreno, Ms. Rodriguez

Flatworm Traits Lesson Plan

ENGAGE

  • What does it mean to be immortal?

  • What allows these living things to be almost immortal?

EXPLORE

  • How do planarians respond to light?

  • How do planarians respond to liver?

planarian lab

planaria

EXPLAIN

Migration               dog on bikeELABORATE

Inherited vs. Learned Behavior Worksheet

Story of Planaria

EVALUATE

 What behavior in this video is learned?

What inherited traits of the planaria are shown?

 

 

Webs of Life

Food Chain

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary  April 7th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Clayborne, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Stephens

Webs of Life Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

What features do the Spider-Tailed Horned have that make it easier for them to catch their prey?

EXPLORE/EXPLAIN

STATION ONE: FOOD WEBS

food web

FoodWeb FoodWeb2

STATION TWO: FOOD CHAINS

Producers

  • Food Chain Cards

  • Why do all living things need plants?

  • If the plant population in a food chain was to die off because of drought, how would that affect the rest of the food chain?

foodchain

STATION THREE: ONLINE FOOD CHAINS

  •  Let’s Explore Online      

  • What is a producer? Where does it get its energy from?

  • What is a consumer? Where does it get its energy from?

  • Do you think there are more producers or more consumers?

FoodWebOnline

ELABORATE

Let’s Play a Game!   

  • Why did the games end?

  • Which games were the shortest? The longest? Why?

  • How does area affect predator/prey relationships?

  • How is this game like a real ecosystem? How is it different?

  • Where does grass get energy?

  • Where does the grasshopper get energy? The lizards? The hawks?

  • What happened when poison was introduced into the food chain?

 EVALUATE

Let’s Make a Food Chain!

 food chain

 

 

 

 

Linear and Quadratic Functions

Linear Functions

  • How do you identify a linear function from a graph? a table of values? an equation?

  • How do you find the slope? y intercept? equation of the line?

Quadratic Functions

minibook

  • How do you find the x-intercepts, solutions, roots of a quadratic function?

  • What is the discriminant and how does it relate to the roots of a function?

  • How does changing the y-intercept and co-efficients transform a function?

  • Online Graphing Calculator

  • Solutions Foldable

our friend

Parent Functions

Let’s Play the ‘Know your Parents’ Game!

parents

 

Oh Deer: Resources Needed!

 STEM Thursday, Browne Middle, March 24th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Baumgartner, Ms. Dion, Ms. Guillory, Ms.Solis, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Vasquez

Oh Deer Resources Needed Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

Why is the druid population declining?

EXPLORE

Let’s play a game! Oh Deer!

Oh Deer! Student Lab
game slide

EXPLAIN

graphsurvival

  1. How does your data explain what happens in the real world?

  2. What do animals need to survive?

  3. What are some of the limiting factors?

  4. Do populations remain the same or change?

ELABORATE

  • What happened to the deer population when resources were abundant?

  • What happened to the deer population when resources were scarce?

  • What are other factors that might affect the deer population?

 EVALUATE

Oh Deer Quiz

oh deer joke

 

 

 

 

Schoolyard Solar System

how big is the solar system

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle, March 24th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Baker, Ms. Cortinas, Ms. Moore, Ms. Stevens

Schoolyard Solar System Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

How far away are the planets in our solar system?

EXPLORE

Let’s sort out these planets!   Solar System Card Sort

  • What is the rotation and revolution time for each planet?

  • How many moons does each planet have?

  • What is the temperature range of each planet?

  • How can we describe the surface and atmosphere of each planet?

solarsystemonesolarsystemtwo

EXPLAIN

Schoolyard Solar System Student Lab Recording Sheet

scale model

How can we make a scaled model of the solar system?

ELABORATE

Let’s go outside and walk the distance between the sun and each planet!   

 EVALUATE

What Stuck with You Today

 

 

 

 

Chains of Life

Food Chain

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary  March 8th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Cortinas, Ms. Dion, Ms. Flanigan, Dr. Smee, Ms. Stevens

Chains of Life Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

What features do the snakes that make it easier for them to catch their prey?

EXPLORE

Producers

 Let’s Explore Online   

online game    

  • What is a producer? Where does it get its energy from?

  • What is a consumer? Where does it get its energy from?

  • Do you think there are more producers or more consumers?

  • Food Chain Cards

EXPLAIN

Let’s make a marine food web!

Food Web Cards (plant and animal pictures)

Marine Food Web Info Cards

food webfoodweb2

 

ELABORATE

Let’s Play a Game!   

 gameone

 EVALUATE

Let’s Make a Food Chain!

 food chain

 

 

 

 

Sweet Lunar Cycles

 Moon Pic

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, March 8th, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Delagarza, Ms. Devine, Ms. Moore, Ms. Van Buren

Sweet Lunar Cycles Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

 Moon Phases Card Sort

Time to sort your lunar cards!

card sort

Explain

  • What are the eight phases of the moon?

  • Why does the moon look different throughout the month?

  • How can we model the relationship between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun?

Modeling the Moon

As the Moon Changes

powerpoint

Elaborate

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases

Phases of the Moon Student Activity Sheet

Let’s Use Oreo Cookies to Create the Eight Phases of the Moon

oreos oreos2 oreos3

Evaluate

Lunar Phases Review

 cartoon

 

Super STAAR Review

superstaar

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, March 3rd, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Clayborne, Ms. Cobarruvias, Ms. Harty, Ms. Phillips, Ms. Prestero

 Super STAAR Review Lesson Plan

Engage

Let’s Look at Some Data!

Explore

Super STAAR Review Stations

Station One: Estimation

estimation

Station Two: Adding and Subtracting Fractionsfractions

Station Three: Measurement ConversionsConvertMetricOne550x407JPG

Station Four: Perimeter and Areaperimeter and area

Station Five: Volume

volume

Explain

  • How do we add fractions with different denominators?

  • How do multiply by 1,000 to convert between kilometers to meters?

  • How do we calculate volume of an irregular solid?

  • How do we round numbers to the nearest thousand?

fifth fifthfour fifththree fifthtwo

Elaborate

Let’s Play Jeopardy!

Fifth Grade STAAR Jeopardy

jeopardy

Evaluate

 keep calm

 

 

 

Taste the Rainbow

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, March 3rd, 2016

Presenters:   Dr. Bruun, Mr. Moreno, Ms. Stephens

taste the rainbow

Taste the Rainbow Lesson Plan

Engage

How can we use graphs to display data?

Graphing Powerpoint

Explore

Skittles Graphing Student Packet

Let’s make predictions!

funsize

  • How many skittles are in one fun size pack?

Explain

  • How can we predict how many skittles in our small group?

  • How many red Skittles do we predict will be in our small group?

  • How can a dot plot help us to organize our data?

  • Online Graph Maker

Elaborate

skittle bar graph

  • How can we predict how many skittles in our whole class?

  • How can a bar graph help us to organize our data?

  • How can a pictograph help us understand our data?

  • What color Skittle was there the most of? the least?

  • What was the difference between the color with the largest number and the color with the smallest number?

third

Evaluate

Graphing Evaluation Powerpoint

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Masters

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, March 3rd, 2016

Presenters:   Ms. Dion, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Rodriguez 

Mass Masters Lesson Plan

Engage

What units do we use to measure mass?

Explore

Mass Masters Station Activity Sheet

Station One: Mass Prediction graham stackers

Station Two: Packing a Backpack

Station Three: Mass Sums and Differenceskilogram scale

Station Four: Sharing Chocolate

chocolate

fourth

Explain

  • What units do we use to measure mass?

  • Can you describe the relationship between grams and kilograms?

  • What measurement would we use to measure the mass of paper?

  • What unit of measurement would we use to measure the mass of brick?

Elaborate

Measurement Relationships Word Problems

koala

Evaluate

peanut cart

A peanut vendor has 5 kilograms of peanuts left to sell. He puts the peanuts in bags that contain 100 grams each. How many peanuts does he have to sell?

A. 10

B. 5,000

C. 100

D. 50

 

 

 

 

Mentor Meetings Spring 2016

Mentor Meeting Agenda 2-29-2016

brain growing

Brain Plasticity

  • What does brain plasticity research mean for you as a teacher?

  • What does brain plasticity research mean for your students as learners?

  • What does brain plasticity research mean for you outside the classroom?

healthy-cartoon-brain-illustration-happy-human-giving-thumbs-up-44463700

Forms for Professional Notebook

Creative STAAR Review

Mentor Meeting Agenda 4-25-2016

wheel of fortune

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader: This game is modeled after the popular TV program.

Big Board Template: This game is similar to Jeopardy.  You can choose five topics to create questions from.

Study Bingo: Use this game to review concepts and vocabulary.  Here is also a blank Bingo card.

Guess the Covered Word: In this game, students guess vocabulary words covered by a curtain.

Hollywood-Squares: This game is modeled after the old TV program.

Jeopardy: This game is modeled after the long running TV program.

Passsword In this game, students give the player clues to the vocabulary word on the screen as the clock counts down and the player tries to guess the word.

Wheel of Fortune: This game is modeled after the popular TV program.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire This game is modeled after the popular TV program.

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 SMARTBOARD GAMES

koosh1-150x150

 KAHOOT

 Mentor Meeting 5-23-2016

I. Thinking Outside of the Box

II. Logistics

  • Turn in Notebooks

  • ME by the SEa

  • CAMT

best teacherresponsible

 

 

 

 

It’s About Time

clipclock

STEM Thursday Schanen Elementary, February 25th, 2016

Presenters:   Ms. Cortinas,  Ms. Dion, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Van Buren

Elapsed Time Lesson Plan

Engage

  • How many seconds  are in 1 minute?

  • How many minutes are in 1 hour?

  • How many minutes are in between each clock number?

Study Jams:  Tell Time

Explore

Time for Stations!

  • Let’s make a clock using cubes!clock with cubes

  • Let’s make a hula hoop clock!Allison with hula

Explain

Elaborate

Time to write our own problems!

Elapsed Time Blank Problems

Let’s Play a Matching Game!

matching game

Evaluate

 exit slips

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

 

Measurement Masters

STEM Thursday Schanen Elementary, February 25th, 2016

Presenters:   Ms. Chandler, Ms. Flanigan, Ms. DelaGarza

Measurement Masters Lesson Plan

Engage

  • What units do use to measure volume or capacity?

Explore

Time for Stations!

Measurement Stations Activity Sheet

  • Gallon Man and Capacitygallon man

  • Measuring Heightmeasuring height

  • Time to Wake Upalarm clock

  • Measuring Massgraham stackers

gallon man

grams

Explain

  • What units do we use to measure mass?

  • What units do we use to measure time?

  • What units do we use to measure length?

  • What measurement would we use to measure the mass of a feather? the mass of a bowling ball?

  • What measurement would we use to measure the amount of water in a bathtub?

Elaborate

How can we represent measurement relationships in a table?

Measurement Tables

Evaluate

 exit slips

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

 

February 2016 Common Planning

in_god_we_trust_science_joke_poster-r7390e32021bd44d8bb87d34da28f4fcc_wad_400

Common Planning -NOS Activity – Obscertainer Lab Powerpoint

I. Welcome

A. Kim Moore-ETEAMS role, Program Manager
B. Tonya Jeffery-  ETEAMS role, Co-Pi

II. Nature of Science

  • What is inside the obscertainer?

  • What observations can you make?

  • What inferences can you make?

III. Planning Time

time to plan

VIII. Final Thoughts and Questions?

teacher humor 3

 

Angle Relationships

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, February 23rd, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Baumgartner, Ms. Harty, Ms. Moore, Ms. Phillips, Ms Scherer

Relating to Angles Lesson Plan

Engage

How can we describe relationships between angles ?

Explore

Let’s explore complementary and supplementary angles!

How can we use a protractor to help us understand angle relationships?

protractor

Complementary and Supplementary Stations Student Recording Sheet

Angle Relationship Station Cards

Explain

Angle Relationships Powerpoint

Angle Relationships Graphic Organizer

angle relationships

  • What is the relationship between vertical angles?

  • What’s the relationship between adjacent angles?

  • How can we write and solve equations using what we know about angle relationships?

Elaborate

d.c.

Evaluate

What did you learn about angle relationships?

 

 

Projecting Parabolas

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, February 11th, 2016

Presenters:   Ms. Moore, Ms. Oltmanns, Ms. Silvas, Ms. Solis

Projecting Parabolas Lesson Plan

Engage

 What does math have to do with basketball?

Explore

Let’s toss some balls!

Discovering Parabolas Student Worksheet

parabola two Parabola

Explain

Parabola Graphic Organizer

Parabola Powerpoint

  • What are the x-intercepts and how do we find them?

  • What is the line of symmetry?

  • How do we find the vertex?

Elaborate

Let’s drop some objects!

Dropped Objects Student Hand-out

FreeFall

Evaluate

What did you learn about quadratic functions?

 

 

Valentine Equations

valentine

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, February 11th, 2016

Presenters:  Ms. Dion, Ms. Guillory, Ms. Vasquez

Valentine One Step Equations Lesson Plan

One Step Valentine Equations Powerpoint

Engage

 How do we solve one step equations?

Explore

How can we draw a picture or make a model to solve a one step equation?

cookies

Explain

Let’s Make a Solving Equations Foldable!

Writing One Step Equations Foldable

 foldable

Elaborate

Let’s Write our own Valentine’s Math Problems!

 cupid

Evaluate

Algebra Meltdown

Algebra machine

 

 

Human Box and Whisker

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, February 11th, 2016

Presenters:  Mr. Hastey, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Pedrazine, Ms. Silvas, Ms. Solis

Human Box and Whiskers Lesson Plan

box and whisker

Engage

 How do we analyze data?

Explore

Let’s make a human box plot!

chicken

The Clucking Chicken Menu

box2 Box

Explain

Box and Whisker Plot Powerpoint

Box and Whiskers Foldable Template Page One  

Box and Whiskers Foldable 2  

Box and Whiskers Foldable 3

  • What are the five important points on a box and whisker plot?

  • What’s the difference between the range and the interquartile range?

  • Why isn’t the distance between each of the point equal?

Elaborate

How old were they? Student hand-out and solutions

presidents

  • How old were the presidents when they were inaugurated?

  • How old were the vice-presidents when they were inaugurated?

  • Compare the ages of the  presidents and vice-presidents? What do you notice?

Evaluate

What did you learn about box and whisker plots?

cat

 

Welcome Cohort VI ETEAMS Fellows!

Congratulations to the newly selected ETEAMS Fellows starting in Spring 2016

Middle School

  • James Hastey
  • Lauren Vasquez

Schanen Estates Elementary

  • Laurel Flanigan
  • Danielle Landrum
  • Rachel Van Buren
  • Chandler Devine
  • Lynette Solis

Kostoryz Elementary

  • Shalah Clayborne
  • Ashley Rodriguez
  • Katelynn Stephyns

CAST 2015

 

Explorers: Ashley Davis, Erin Erben, Miriam Fuentes, Marylou Gallegos, Charlotte Hillery, Samantha Kraatz, Shelby Keeler, Tara McKenna, Angela Prestero, Adriane Taylor 

GroupPhoto

The Mission:

Travel to Fort Worth, Texas to attend the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). They are to gather ideas for best practices in teaching science, co-present ‘Digging into the Rock Cycle’ and Building Baseball Towers,’ collect freebies at the exhibition hall, and enjoy deepening their professional relationships.

2015 CAST Powerpoint

Building Baseball Towers Presentation

bbtowerssix

Digging the Rock Cycle Presentation

rock cycle

 Explorers in Action

Exhibition Hall

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

 

 EHallgroupshotfun

 

Earth’s Forces

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, November 19th, 2015

Presenters:   Ms. Barrios, Ms. Benavides, Ms. Deal, Ms. Delagarza, Dr. Jeffery, Mr. Moreno,  Ms. Nieto, Ms. Phillips, Ms. Poore, Ms. Runnels, Ms. Sloan 

grahams

Earth Forces 5E Lesson Plan

Engage

What causes rapid change in the Earth’s surface?

Explore

Earth Forces Student Guide

Directions for Volcano and Landslide Stations

KWL Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Station One: Volcano volcano eruption

 

Station Two: Volcano Journal volcano diagram

Station Three: Landslide frana sicilia 12

Station Four: Landslide Journallandslides diagram

Station Five: Earthquakeearthquake

forcesfourForces

Station Five: Earthquake Journalearthquake diagram

Explain

  •  How do volcanoes change the land?

  • How do earthquakes change the land?

  • How do landslides change the land?

Elaborate

  • Time for a Card Sort!

Evaluate

exit slip

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

 

 

 

 

Matchbox Friction

 STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, November 19th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Blonigen, Ms. Harty, Ms. Moore

Matchbox Friction Lesson Plan

Engage

  • What would it be like to live in a world without friction?

  • What provides the most friction: gloves, lotion, or your bare hands?

Explore

Matchbox Friction Student Guide

Matchbox Roll 

  • What is the variable in this experiment?

  • Which surface provided the most friction? the least?

  • Other than the surface that the car is rolling on (carpet, tile, mat) are their other variables that may have affected results?

matchbox

Explain

  • Did all the groups have the same results?

  • On which surface did the car roll the furthest distance? the shortest distance?

  • How could we have made the car roll even further?

Elaborate

  • When is friction useful?

  • When would you want to reduce friction?

  • How could you do an investigation with friction in an outdoor setting?

Evaluate

Friction Card Sort

Time for a card sort!

 

 

 

Balloon Rockets

STEM Tuesday, Tom Browne Middle, November 17th, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Blair, Ms. Bradshaw, Ms. Dion, Ms. Gallegos, Ms. Guillory, Mr. Guerrero, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Moore, 

Balloon Rockets Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

How can we use Newton’s Laws of Motion to design an investigation with a balloon, straw, and fishing line?

Procedure and Data Chart for Balloon Lab

balloon rocket

balloonssixballoonsfour balloonstwo

Explain

Balloon Rocket Foldable

foldable

balloonthreeballoons

Elaborate

  • How does this lab relate to the motion of a rocket?

  • Why do you think the balloon produces thrust and travels the opposite direction?

  • Does gravity affect the motion of a balloon? If so how, or why not?

  • Would there be any changes if the lab required the balloon to travel vertically instead of horizontally? Why or why not?

  • Would it make a difference if weight was added to the balloon? Why or why not?

Evaluate

1. What did I learn?

2. Why is it important?

3. What questions do I still have?

Feed the Birds

woodpecker finch

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, November 17th, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Price, Ms. Scherer, Dr. Smee, Ms. Ybarra

Feed the Birds Lesson Plan

Engage

  • Why have scientists been so interested in the Galapagos Islands?

  • What is unique about the woodpecker that has allowed it to survive?

Explore

bills

Feed the Birds Data Collection Chart

  • Time to Eat!

Explain

 Let’s Share our Findings!

  • According to the data, what type of food does each beak pick up the best?

  • Which beak was able to pick up more than one type of food?

  • Why would it be useful for a bird to be able to pick up more than one type of food?

Elaborate

finches

 

Bird Beaks and Their Uses Powerpoint

Evaluate

Time to Match Birds with their Food

Evaluating Bird Beaks

Evaluating Bird Beaks Answers

Bird Pictures

Reference chart

Adaptation Games

Beak Matches

Build a Bird

 

 

Putting Numbers in Their Place

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, November 10th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Blair, Dr. Bruun, Ms. Pedrazine, Ms. Silvas

Putting Numbers in Their Place Lesson Plan

Engage

  • What is place value?

  • How can numbers up to 100,000 be expressed using pictures, objects, and numerical representations?

Explore

  • Station One: White Board Practice

                 white

            millionaire

Explain

Elaborate

              think, pair, share

  • How can you represent a number in more than one way?

  • What do the different forms of numbers represent?

  • Is it always the same number no matter how it is represented?

  • What does the place value have to do with the number?

  • How are the numbers related to one another ?

Evaluate

Let’s make an anchor chart!

                      Evaluation

 

 

 

Minecraft Area Multiplication

Header

STEM Thursday Schanen Elementary, November 10th, 2015

Presenters:   Ms. Bennet,  Ms. Cruz, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Ybarra

Minecraft Area Model Multiplication Lesson Plan

Engage

  • How many ways can you express ten times a number?

  • Can you find a pattern for multiplying by ten?

Ten Times Better Student Hand-out

tentimesbetter

Explore

area model

Explain

  • How can we use place value to help us multiply?

  • What are partial products?

Elaborate

Minecraft Multiplication Student Hand-Out

  • How can we solve word problems using area multiplication?

pig

Evaluate

  • Steve mines 13 gems an hour. How many gems can Steve mine in a day?

Mining

 

 

Energy Everywhere

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, October 22nd, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Bennet, Ms. Blair, Ms. Cruz, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Pedrazine, Ms. Silvas, Ms. Ybarra

Engage

Forms of Energy Lesson Plan

What is energy?

Can you name different types of energy?

Explore

Forms of Energy Third Grade Student Packet

Forms of Energy Fourth Grade Student Packet

  • Station One: Mechanical Energy 

wind up butterflyEnergy Two

 

  • Station Two: Sound Energy      

        water speakers   tone generatorEnergyThree

  • Station Three: Light Energy

     flashlight

  • Station Four: Heat Energy heat energy

  • Station Five: Electrical Energy  

EnergyOne

Explain

  • What kind of changes did we see at the stations?

  • What caused objects to move?

  • What forms of energy do we notice in the game OPERATION?

Operation

Elaborate

Forms of Energy Card Sort

  •  Let’s do a card sort!

Evaluate

Forms of Energy Circle Map

  •  Let’s do a circle map!

 

 

Holiday Budgeting

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, October 15th, 2015

giftbag

Presenters:   Ms. Barrios, Ms. Benavides, Dr. BruunMs. Deal, Mr. Moreno,  Ms. Poore, Ms. Runnels, Ms. Sloan 

Holiday Budgeting Lesson Plan

Holiday Budgeting Student Activity Sheet

Engage

What would you buy if you were locked in Toys R Us?

Explore

Time to Shop!

 

Explain

Toys R Us Shopping Flyer

Best Toys of 2015

  • What’s a budget and why is it useful?

  • What is the difference between needs and wants?

  • What do I do if I am over budget?

  • What do I do if I am under budget?

Elaborate

  • What should we save money for?

  • How will budgeting and saving help us in the future?

Evaluate

bannertamuccOff to College!   books

 

 

 

 

Pattern Block Symmetry

 STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, October 15th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Barrios Ms. Harty, Mr. Moreno, Ms. Nieto, Ms. Phillips, Ms. Poore, Ms. Runnels 

Pattern Block Symmetry Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

Pattern Block Symmetry

Exploring Pattern Block Symmetry

  • What shapes have exactly one line of symmetry?

  • What shapes have parallel lines?

  • What shape has perpendicular lines?

  • What shape has six lines of symmetry?

Explain

  • How can we determine how many lines of symmetry a regular polygon has?

  • Can you think of a shape that has no lines of symmetry?

  • Can you think of a shape that has more lines of symmetry than you could possibly count?

lines of symmetry in regular polygon

Elaborate

Pattern Block Pumpkin Game

Pumpkin Jumble Game

  • What part of the pumpkin’s face has one line of symmetry?

  • What part of the pumpkin’s face has three lines of symmetry?

  • What part of the pumpkin’s face has six lines of symmetry?

Patterns One

Evaluate

Pattern Block Symmetry Evaluation

Name that Polygon!!!

 

 

 

October 2015 Common Planning

Tortoise

I. Welcome

A. Kim Moore-ETEAMS role, Program Manager
B. Tonya Jeffery-  ETEAMS role, Co-Pi

Common Planning October 2015 Powerpoint

II. Rep-tile Mathematics

  • What is a rep-tile in mathematics?

  • What kinds of patterns can we discover with rep-tiles?

III. Exploring Reptiles

Reptile Exploration Activity Sheet

 Shapes for Explorations

  • How can you determine the area and perimeter of these shapes?

  • What relationships do you see between the area and perimeter of the smaller and larger shapes?

IV. Rep-tile Challenges

Challenge A

Challenge B

Rep-4 tiles

  • Can you create a similar 2 dimensional figure from nine congruent smaller figures?

  • What strategies can you use to solve this problem?

V. Evaluating Rep-tiles

colorfulrep-tiles

  • How can you use rep-tiles to teach perimeter, area, dimensional change, angle measurements, attributes of polygons?

  • How can you use rep-tiles to teach about mathematical problem solving?

VI. Rep-tile Resources

VII. Planning Time

time to plan

VIII. Final Thoughts and Questions?

pumpkin pie pic

 

Rep-tile Math

Tortoise

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, October 15th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Blonigen, Ms. Delagarza, Ms. Moore 

Reptile Math Lesson Plan

Engage

What is area and perimeter?

Explore

Reptile Exploration

Reptile Exploration Student Activity Sheet

Shapes for Explorations

Explain

  • How can you determine the perimeter of a two dimensional shape?

  • How can you determine the area of a two dimensional shape?

  • What did you notice about the relationship between the perimeters of the smaller and larger shapes?

  • What did you notice about the relationship between the area of the smaller and larger shapes?

  • What did you notice about the angles of each shape?

  • Did the shapes have parallel sides? perpendicular sides? congruent sides?

Elaborate

Reptile Elaboration

  •  Can you create a larger similar shape out of nine congruent smaller shapes?

  • What strategies did you use to solve this problem?

Reptile Math One ReptileThree ReptileTwo

Evaluate

Reptile Evaluation

isosceles trapezoidName this Polygon!

 

 

 

Exploring the Elements

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, October 8th, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Gallegos, Mr. Guerrero, Ms. Blonigen, Ms. Benavides, Ms. Bradshaw, Ms. Baumgartner, Ms. Barrios, Ms. Krygowski, Dr. Jeffery

Exploring Elements Lesson Plan

Engage

Exploring Elements Graphic Organizer

What are physical properties of metals, metalloids, and non metals?

Explore

periodic table

Let’s Make A Flip Book!

  • Where do we find each group of elements on the periodic table?

  • What are the common colors for each group?

Explain

Student Hand-out Metals, Metalloids, and Non Metals

  • How would you describe the luster and malleability for each group?

  • What state of matter do we commonly find each type of element?

Elaborate

helium balloon

Let’s observe some elements!

magnet

Evaluate

Time for a Card Sort!

  • What are the characteristics that metalloids share with metals?  With nonmetals?

  • Which elements were most difficult to sort? Why?

  • What is the main difference between metals and metalloids?

 

 

 

Hot Rod Conduction

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, October 8th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Lopez, Ms. Nieto, Ms. Moore, Ms. Price, Ms. Scherer

Hot Rod Conduction Lesson Plan

Hot Rod Conduction Lab

Engage

 What are the characteristics of metals?

 What are the characteristics of alloys?

frictional heat

Making Metals Movie

Explore

conductometer

Problem: Which type of metal is the best conductor of heat?

Hypothesis: If brass, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel are exposed to heat through a lit candle, then ____________will melt the wax at the end of the metal rod first.

safety especially when there is heat involved!

ConductionThree

Procedure:

  1. Insert wax in each indentation at the end of each spoke on the conductometer.

  2. Light candle or burner. Place the conductometer above the flame BUT NOT TOUCHING IT! You want it to be about an inch or so above the flame.

  3. Begin timing your trials now. You want to observe the wax as the rod is heated- record when it melts on each metal rod.

Explain

  •  What is the independent variable?

  • What is the dependent variable?

  • Which metal was the best conductor of heat?

  • Did the evidence support your hypothesis? Why or why not?

Elaborate

What metals and alloys can you find around your house?

Evaluate

exit slip

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

Mentor Meetings Fall 2015

Mentor Meeting Agenda 9-28-15

  • How can this apply to your students as learners?

  • How can this apply to you as a teacher?

  • How can you apply this to yourself outside of the classroom?

Smarter Every Day Website

Meet a Science Evangelist

science safety cartoon

Just Kidding…This is only in the movies!

Sharing Time

  • One thing I am doing new this year that’s really working..

  • One thing I would like some feedback on..

  • An idea that I want to try…

Protractor on Floor

Mentor-Meeting-Agenda-10-26-2015

What is education worth?

Guidelines for ETEAMS Professional Notebooks

Lesson Reflection

Peer Observation Form

Let’s Share some Good News!

Questions?

The Teacher’s Journey

Every Day

Keeping Company

Mentor Meeting Agenda 12-07-2015

frequent homework

Homework: A New User’s Guide

The Science of Smart: Making Homework Smarter

Remainder of One

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, September 20th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Baumgartner, Ms. Bennet, Ms. Blair, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Moore, Ms. Pardom, Ms. Pedrazine, Ms. Silvas, Ms. Ybarra

Remainder of One Lesson Plan

Dividing with Remainders Student Activity Sheet

Engage

What is Joe’s problem?

What was the solution to Joe’s problem?

Explore

backyard bugs

What happens when you divide 25 bugs by 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9?

Explain

Can you find a pattern when dividing by two?

Did you notice any other patterns?

Elaborate

Let’s write stories to match our number sentences!

remainder of one

Evaluate

Can you think of another division problem that would have a remainder of one as its solution?

Anchor Chart Remainder of One

 

Sweet Solutions

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, September 22nd, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Barrios,  Ms. Blonigen, Dr. Jeffery, Mr. Moreno, Ms. Phillips, Ms. Poore, Ms. Stevens

Sweet Solutions Lesson Plan

Engage

What does salt do to icy roads?

Explore

Sweet Solutions Student Activity Sheet

Lab Safety First

Lab Safety First

  • Let’s sort our materials into solids and liquids.

  • What can these materials make?

  • Let’s write a hypothesis.

  • Let’s write down some data about time and temperature.

Explain

  • What happened to the mixture? Why?

  • Did the evidence support your hypothesis?

  • Did every group record the same time and temperature? Why or why not?

  • What were the independent variables?

  • What was the dependent variable?

 

Elaborate

think, pair, share

How can you change the variables to create a different investigation?

Evaluate

exit slip

321 Exit Slip

 

Ice Cream Investigations

 STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, September 22nd, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Baker, Ms. Barrios, Ms. Benavides, Ms. Deal, Ms. Poore, Ms. Sloan, Ms. Stevens

Ice Cream Investigations

TitleIceCream

Engage

How does salt melt ice?

Explore

Ice Cream Investigations Lab Packet

  • What is a solid?

  • What is a liquid?

  • How can a solution be changed from a solid to a liquid?

solidsliquids

  • Let’s sort our materials into solids and liquids.

Lab Safety First

Lab Safety First

  • Let’s use ice, salt, vanilla, sugar, and milk to make ice cream!

  • Let’s make some observations.

  • Let’s write down some data about time and temperature.

 

Explain

  • What happened to the mixture? Why?

  • Did the evidence support your hypothesis?

  • What state of matter did the mixture start out in?

  • What state of matter did the mixture end up in?

IceCreamOne

Elaborate

think, pair, share

How can you change the variables to create a different investigation?

Evaluate

exit slip

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

Salty Matters

 STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, September 22nd, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Delagarza, Ms. Harty, Ms. Moore, Ms. Nieto, 

Salty Matters Ice Cream Lesson Plan

TitleIceCream

Engage

  • What are the three states of matter?

  • What causes changes in states of matter?

Explore

Salty Matters Student Lab

Safety First

Lab Safety First

What kind of salt will make ice cream the fastest?

Procedure

  • Step 1: In the plastic cup, mix together milk, sugar and vanilla.

  • Step 2: Carefully, pour the mixture from the cup into the sandwich size Ziploc bag. Take the beginning temperature of the mixture with a thermometer. Record the temperature of the mixture on your data sheet. Close the bag while carefully removing air. Make sure the bag has a tight seal.

  • Step 3: In the large Ziploc bag, add 3-4 cups of ice.

  • Step 4: Add the rock salt or table salt to the ice.

  • Step 5: Place the small bag inside the large bag. Take the temperature of the small bag inside the large bag. Record the temperature on your data sheet under middle temperature. Carefully close the bag while removing any excess air. Make sure the bag has a tight seal.

  • Step 6: Record the time in your data sheet. Shake the bag until your teacher tells you to stop. Record the time when you finish shaking.

  • Step 7: Take the end temperature of the substance inside the sandwich bag. Record on your data sheet.

Explain

  • What happened to the mixture? Why?

  • Did the evidence support your hypothesis?

  • What was the independent variable in the experiment?

  • What was the dependent variable in the experiment?

Elaborate

think, pair, share

How can you change the variables to create a different investigation?

Evaluate

exit slip

3-2-1 Exit Slip

 

September 2015 Common Planning

holding hands

Common Planning September 2015 Powerpoint

I. Welcome

A. Ms. Kim Moore-ETEAMS role, Program Manager
B. Dr. Cherie McCollough-  ETEAMS role, Co-Pi

II. Culturally Relevant Teaching

  • Let’s define culturally relevant teaching.

  • What Makes a Teacher a Professional? Culturally Relevant Instruction Is More Than Just Good Teaching!

  • But That’s Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy  by Gloria Ladson-Billings

  • Revisiting our definition of culturally relevant teaching.

III. Common Planning for STEM Thursday

V. Logistics

Linking Hands

 

 

Mug Wumps in Math

underwater wump

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle,         September 10th, 2015

Mug Wumps in Math Class

Presenters: Ms. Bradshaw, Ms. Cruz, Mr. Gabel, Ms. Moore, Ms. Uhling, Ms. Ybarra

Engage

What does 3D printing have to do with similar figures?

Make Your Own Toys with a 3D Printer

3d pRINTER  3D printer objects

Explore

Exploring Similarity with Mug

MugBugLug  Glug

  • What are the key features of similar figures?

  • Which of Mug’s friends are similar to him?

Explain

Similar Figures Powerpoint

  • How do you find missing measurements in similar figures?

  • What are corresponding sides?

  • How do you determine scale factor in two similar figures?

Elaborate

Drawing MUG WUMPS Student Worksheet

LincolnWump

Evaluate

 MugShark

 

 

 

 

 

Beary Good Fraction Snack Mix

Measuring CupsSTEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, September 10th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Benavides, Ms. Blair, Ms. Price, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Scherer,  Ms. Veuleman

Beary Good Snack Mix Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

Beary Good Snack Mix Student Worksheet

Cups

Explain

  • How do we add fractions with different denominators?

  • How do we double a recipe?

  • How do we divide fractions ?

Sweet and Spicy

Elaborate

  • How do we make enough snack mix for 10 people?

SnackOne SnackThree SnackTwo

Evaluate

  • SNACK MIX FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL!

 school

 

Fly on the Ceiling

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, September 10th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Coates, Ms. Guillory, Ms. Moore

A Fly on the Ceiling Lesson Plan

Engage

 Why are there flies on the wall?

Explore
fly

  • What are the four sections of the coordinate plane?

  • Where is the x axis?

  • Where is the y axis?

  • What is the origin?

  • How do we find a point on the coordinate plane?

Explain

Let’s Make a Coordinate Plane Foldable!

Coordinate Plane Foldable with Grid Inside

Coordinate Plan foldable inside Coordinate Plane foldable flaps Coordinate Plane foldable outside

Elaborate

Time to Graph our Initials!

Coordinate plane

letterA

Evaluate

Boat Coordinates

Boat Coordinates

 

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Welcome Cohort V ETEAMS Fellows!

Congratulations to the newly selected ETEAMS Fellows starting in Fall 2015

Browne Middle School

  • Amanda Guillory
  • Malissa Lopez

Schanen Estates Elementary

  • Sarah Baumgartner
  • Ashley Bennet
  • Azita Pardom
  • Priscilla Pedrazine
  • Melissa Silvas

Kostoryz Elementary

  • Amy Baker
  • Allison Cortinas
  • Valeria DelaGarza
  • Katherine Harty
  • Monique Phillips
  • Sarah Sloan
  • Veronica Stevens
  • Camilo Moreno
  • Jessica Deal

Oyster Adaptations

cartooncrab

STEM Thursday, Spring 2016

Juvenile sorting tanks

Juvenile sorting tanks

Oyster Adaptations 

Engage

  • I will share my experience over the summer and tell the students the kind of study I was a part of.  I will share my PPT via Smart Board, which has video clips and pictures. 

 

Explore

There will be samples of various sizes of oyster shells. Students will be able to pick up and really look at the details of the oyster shells.  Students will write down what they observe. Once completed, students will write down some “I wonder” questions.  This will be done on the left hand side of their interactive notebook.  There will also be some questions that the groups will have to answer:

  • Why do you think oysters have thick shells?
  • Can you explain how this adaptation helps the organism?
  • What do you think the shell is made of?
  • What would the outcome be if oyster shells were easy to crack? With the concern of predators.

 

Explain

Students will complete the vocabulary activity sheet provided to them. There are 4 columns that students will need to fill out; what do you think the word means, the actual definition, illustration, and using it in a sentence.  The vocabulary words are: species, adaptation, niche, predator, prey, habitat, and calibrator. Once completed and reviewed with group members, students will trim and glue on a blank left page of their interactive notebook.  On the right side of their interactive notebook, students will trim and glue the Eastern Oyster Poster (as seen below).  This is a wonderful information sheet that students will go over and will be quizzed as their “out the door pass.”  Then using poster paper, groups will each be responsible for teaching the class about their section.  They can present it as a comic strip, wanted poster, thinking map…etc. It is required that the new learned vocabulary be used throughout this assignment.

  • Group1-Why are oyster reefs important?
  • Group2-What are the habitat requirements for oysters?
  • Group3-How have oysters adapted to survive?
  • Group4-What is filter feeding?
  • Group5-What are oysters threatened by?
Vocabulary

Words

What do you think it means? Actual

Definitions

Illustration Use in a Sentence
Species        
Adaptations        
Niche        
Predator        
Prey        
Habitat    

 

   
Calibrator        

 

Elaborate

Math connection- Teaching across the disciplines

 

  • Math Connection~ using the calibrators, students will measure to find the diameter of each oyster shell.  Using their interactive notebooks (left side), students will create a data box using a ruler; this is where the shell measurements and average will go.  Students must also label their data table.  Once all of the measurements have been taken, students will find the average of the oyster shells diameter.

Evaluate

What have we learned about adaptations?

  • Students will be given a short quiz using the Smart Board and Mimio Votes. The data from the quiz will be shared with the class, whole group.  This is valuable information for the teacher and students.  Students will then be given each a sticky note and as their ticket out the door they must write down a fact about the adaptation of oysters that they learned today.  The teacher will review and check for understanding.

 

 

CAMT 2015

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Catherine

Agents for Change: Lisa Benavides, Martha Buendia, Lisa Coates, Ashley Davis, Christina Escobar, Amanda Gonzalez, Shelby Keeler, Sam Kureska, Tara McKenna, Natalie Roach, Harry Samuels,  Catherine Stein, Adriane Taylor

The Task:

Travel to Houston, TX to attend the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT). They are to gather ideas for best practices in teaching mathematics, co-present ‘Improving Mathematical Problem Solving,’ collect freebies at the exhibition hall, and see the Astros beat the Yankees.

Agents in Action with Dinah Zikes

grouppic

dinahzikes2

TCTM Meeting

TCTM Meeting

Take us out to the Ballgame

baseball three

Ballgame

ballgametwo

Problem Solving Presenters

presenters

 NEXT YEAR in San Antonio

sanantonio

 

Introduction to Web Design

Presentation at ME by the SEa
June 13th, 2014

 by Kim Moore

  I. Logging In

login-image

  1. Go to eteamscc.com
  2. To add content to the website or edit existing content, click Login (in the top navigation bar) and enter your username and password (the username typically your email address before the @ sign)
  3. After logging-in, you will be redirected to your profile page.  You can change your password, but this is not necessary or required.
  4. To return to the home page, click on the logo in the top left corner of the screen.

II. Adding a Research Log: Required Elements

  1. Right next to the link to the home screen, you will see From add new, there is a drop down that says research log.
  2. Name your Log.
  3. In the first open box, you can put text, a picture, or leave it blank.
  4. Discussion: you can choose to allow comments.
  5. More Fields: these coincide with the field notes logs provided in your binder.  You need to write something in each of these fields:  Who We Are,  What We Did, What We Learned, Questions We Have, Connections to Teaching
  6. Categories:  This is found on the right side of the screen. You need to check which of the nine projects that your research log belongs to (for ex: Blue Crab Ecology).
  7. SAVE:  At this point, you can either save as draft or publish.

III. Formatting a Log

toolbar revised

  • alignment
  • font color
  • font size

IV. Editing or Deleting a Log

a)    To get back to a log, you can go to the dashboard and click on all research logs.Editing Logs
b)  If you hover over your log, you will have the options to either edit or trash.

IV. Creating a Research Log: Additional Features

a)  Set Featured Image is found on the bottom right of  the screen.  If you click on that, you can either use an image in the media library or upload your own image.

b)  Linking a Document: Add Media allows you to link a word/pdf document. If you are linking a document, you can name that document.  It is recommended you change the color so that others know that something is linked.

c)  Uploading an Image: Add Media allows you to upload pictures. You can choose pictures from the media library or upload your own pictures. When you upload pictures.  You will have the opportunity to adjust the size before inserting into post.

picture size

d)    Creating a Gallery: If you want to insert multiple pictures at one time, you can go to create gallery (left side of the screen once you start adding media).  You will then:

  • Click on pix you want in gallery.
  • Click create gallery.
  • Go to gallery settings to adjust number of columns
  • Click insert gallery.

Gallery Settings

e) Linking to a Website                            

f) Embedding a Video

  • If you paste the URL to an online video (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Hulu) onto its own line so that it’s not clickable (not hyperlinked), the website will automatically detect the video and embed it directly in your post. For example, the code below would be converted to a YouTube video when the post is saved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yexc19j3TjE

 

Summer 2015 Research Experiences

DCIM999GOPRO 

Research Projects

Blue Crab Toxicology 

lisacrab

Researchers: Kelly Correia

Description:  This project investigate the effects of pesticides currently in use on the ecology and physiology of blue crabs.

Predator-Prey Interactions

avery

Researcher: Avery Scherer

Description:   This project characterizes the conditions which influence oyster defenses and the ability of oysters to resist predation.

Tidal Flat Biogeochemistry

coresampler

ResearchersDr. James Silliman, Katelin Stroman

Description: The chemical composition of tidal flat sediments are analyzed to investigate the depositional history of Oso Bay in south Texas.

Chemical Oceanography

Dr_Xinping_Hu

ResearcherDr. Xinping Hu

Description: This project studies the cycling of nutrients, particularly carbon, through ecosystems to track nutrient processing and food web interactions.

Genetics 

hogan

Researcher: Dr. Derek Hogan

Description: This project studies the connectivity of important fisheries using genetic techniques to advise management strategies and examine the impacts of invasive lionfish on valuable Caribbean habitats.

Neurobiology

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Researcher: Dr. Ricardo Mozzachiodi, Kevin Wolfe

Description: This project uses the exceptionally large neurons of the California sea hare to study the neurobiology of fear and defensive behavior.

Microbial and Environmental Genomics- Micro-omics

sargassum

Researcher: Dr. Jeffery Turner, Lee Pinnell, James Tallman

Description: The project  concerns sargassum and the possibility that it carries invasive species. Specifically, it addresses the question of whether sargassum, during it’s trip from the Sargasso Sea to our shores, picks up Vibrio cholerae (the etiologic agent of cholera).

 

Summer 2015 Orientation

May 6th, 2015

Welcome: Kim Moore and Dr. Smee

Overview of Authentic Research Projects

  • Dr. Smee

  • Kelly Correia

  • Dr. Silliman

  • Dr. Mozzachiodi

  • Dr. Hu

  • Dr. Turner

Requirements and Expectations

  •  Time sheet with 30 hours documented and completed by 7/30.

  • Complete one electronic log

  • Teachers only: complete one 5E Lesson Plan

Lesson Planning

Hand-Outs

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Closer Look at Cells

STEM Thursday, Tom Browne Middle, April 30th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Bradshaw, Dr. Jeffery, Mr. Melchor, Ms. Nieto, Ms. Stroman

Six Kingdoms

A Closer Look at Cells Lesson Plan

Engage

What are the Six Kingdoms of Life?

  • How are Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells similar?

  • How are Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells different?

Cell Venn Diagram

Explore

cell cartoon

Cell Survey Lab Student Worksheet

Let’s look at cells a little more closely…

Explain

Pro and Eu Cells

  • Which cells had a nucleus?

  • Which cells did not have a nucleus?

  • What examples did we see of Prokaryotic cells?

  • What examples did we see of Eukaryotic cells?

  • How could we decide what kingdom each cell belonged to?

Elaborate

Time for a Card Sort!

Card Sort Board

Kingdoms Card Sort

Evaluate

 Exit Slip

Exit

 

 

 

Shamrock Snack Mix

mixSTEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, April 28th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Blair, Dr. Bruun, Ms. Fuentes, Ms. Keeler, Ms. Roach

Shamrock Snack Mix Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

Shamrock Snack Mix Student Activity

  • What is the total number of cups in one recipe of Shamrock Snack Mix?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of goldfish and marshmallows?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of pretzels and marshmallows?

  • What is the relationship between the amount of marshmallows and the total amount of Shamrock Snack Mix?

Snack mix 2

Explain

Introduction to Ratios Powerpoint

  • What is a ratio?

  • What are three ways to write ratios?

  • Why is order and labeling important when writing ratios?

Snack Mix

Elaborate

  • Let’s write the recipe for the whole class!

Sweet and Spicy

Evaluate

  • A few questions then….time to share our mix!

 

Budgeting and Beyond

piggy banksSTEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, April 28th, 2014

Presenters: Ms. Cruz, Ms. McKenna, Ms. Moore, Ms. Rangel, Ms. Stroman, Ms. Vasquez, Ms. Ybarra

Budgeting and Beyond Lesson Plan

Engage

Explore

Let’s Make a Budget!

Going Shopping 

Budget Worksheet

budgeting one budgeting two

  • What are sources of income?

  • What are three things that we do with our money?

Explain

  • What are short term savings goals?

  • What are long term savings goals?

piggy bank

Elaborate

Budgeting three

 My Budgeting Decisions

Evaluate

How do decisions we make today affect our future?

savespendgive

 

April 2015 Common Planning

Coin Flipping

I. Welcome

A. Kim Moore-ETEAMS role, Program Manager
B. Tonya Jeffery-  ETEAMS role, Co-Pi

Common Planning April 2015

II. Winning the Lottery

III. Exploring Coin Flipping

Exploring Coin Flipping Activity Sheet

  • What is the probability of getting 2 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting 3 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting 4 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting 7 heads or 7 tails in a row in 100 coin tosses?

 pascal

IV. Pascal’s Triangle and Coin Flipping

  • How can you find the probability of landing on heads and tails in Pascal’s triangle?

  • What other patterns can you find in Pascal’s triangle?

V. Housekeeping

Lottery Cartoon

 

 

Cylindrical Steve Minecraft Math

Minecraft Math

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle,         April 2nd, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Bradshaw, Ms. Brunkenhoeffer, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Luthi, Mr. Melchor, Ms. Moore, Ms. Nieto, Ms. Stroman

Cylindrical Steve Lesson Plan

Engage

  • What shapes make up Steve’s body?

  • What is Steve’s total volume?

Explore

Nets for Cylindrical Steve

Cylindrical Steve   Steves

  • What does Block Steve and Cylindrical Steve have in common?

  • What is different between Block Steve and Cylindrical Steve?

Let’s Make Cylindrical Steve!

Explain

Cylindrical Steve Student Worksheet

Eighth Grade Reference Chart

  • How can we calculate the total surface area of Cylindrical Steve?

  • How can we calculate the lateral surface area of Cylindrical Steve?

  • How can we calculate the volume of Cylindrical Steve?

Elaborate

Double Steve Student Worksheet

  • How much bigger is Double Steve’s surface area than the original Steve?

  • How much bigger is Double Steve’s volume than the original Steve?

Evaluate

Surface Area and Volume of Cylinders Evaluation

Pictures

Masterpiece Two

 

 

 

 

Minecraft Creeper Math

Minecraft Math

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle,         April 2nd, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Bradshaw, Ms. Brunkenhoeffer, Ms. Luthi, Ms. Moore

Minecraft Creeper Math Lesson Plan

Engage

  •  What part of Steve’s body is a cube?

  • What parts of Steve’s body are rectangular prisms?

  • What is Steve’s total volume?

  • How are rectangular prisms and cubes similar?

  • How are rectangular prisms and cubes different?

Steve

Explore

Let’s Make Creeper!

Our Creepers

Nets of Creeper’s Legs

Nets of Body and Head

Net of Creeper

Explain

Creeper Surface Area and Volume Student Worksheet

Creeper

  • How can we calculate the total surface area of Creeper?

  • How can we calculate the lateral surface area of Creeper?

  • How can we calculate the volume of Creeper?

Elaborate

  • Could you make a Creeper whose head has a total surface area of 48 centimeters squared?

  • Could you make a Creeper whose legs  each have a surface area of 96 centimeters squared?

Evaluate

Minecraft Evaluation Powerpoint

holding creeper

Minecraft Challenge Game

 

 

 

 

Battling Beaks

Bird Beaks

STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary, March 12th, 2015

PresentersMs. Cruz, Dr. Jeffery, Ms. Rangel, Ms. Stroman, Ms. Torres, Ms. Vasquez, Ms. Ybarra

Battling Beaks Lesson Plan

Engage

A Peak at Bird Beaks Powerpoint

think, pair, share

  • What do birds eat?

  • Do you think they eat the same food?  Why or why not?

Explore

Natural Bird Beaks and Food Sources

  • What do you observe about these birds’ beaks?

  • What differences do you see?

  • How do the bird beaks help them get their food?

Beak Battles Data Collection Chart and Graph

Explain

 Let’s Share our Findings!

  • According to the data, what type of food does each beak pick up the best?

  • Which beak was able to pick up more than one type of food?

  • Why would it be useful for a bird to be able to pick up more than one type of food?

Elaborate

 Let’s Graph our Results!

Evaluate

Bird Beaks and Their Uses Powerpoint

Reference chart

time to write       If I Was a Bird Writing

Adaptation Games

Beak Matches

Build a Bird

 

 

Mentor Meetings Spring 2015

 

ETEAMS Mentor Meeting Agenda 2.16.15

Forms for Professional Notebook

ETEAMS Mentor Meeting Agenda 3-30-15

GRIT

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

How Gritty are You?

calvin-hobbes

More Research on Grit

League of Their Own

failure

ETEAMS Mentor Meeting Agenda 4-20-2015

I. Sharing from the NCTM Annual Conference

Problems

Dan Meyers’ Three Act Math Tasks

Awkward moments

II. Sharing Successful Activities and Strategies

III. Logistics

ETEAMS Mentor Meeting Agenda 5-18-2015

I. Using Your Teacher Voice


Herding Cats

II. Logistics

  • Turn in Notebooks

  • Observations

  • ME by the SEa

  • CAMT

summers off

III. Sharing

  • This Year, I’m Proudest of…

  • Cool Things I’m Doing This Summer..

  • Next Year, I’m Definitely Going to..

Next School Year

Gallon Man Goes to Space

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary 

March 5th, 2015

Presenters: Ms. Benavides, Ms. Barrios, Ms. Gamez, Ms. Hillery, Ms. Moore, Ms. Stroman

Gallon Man Goes to Space Lesson Plan

ENGAGE  

Water in Space

EXPLORE

  • How many quarts in a gallon? gallon of water
  • How many pints in a quart? quart

  • How many cups in a pint?       cup

  • How many cups in a gallon?      milk guy

EXPLAIN

Let’s Make a Gallon Man Astronaut!

Gallon Man Four Gallon Man One Gallon Man Three Gallon Man Two

Let’s Take a Look at Our Reference Chart:

Grade 4 Reference Chart                 

ELABORATE

Using Tables to Represent Mathematical Relationships 

EVALUATE

 Gallon Man Evaluation Powerpoint

 gallon robot

 

 

Graphing Heights

 spudd

STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, March 5th, 2015

Presenters:  Ms. Blonigen, Dr. Bruun, Ms. Kraatz, Ms. Perales, 

Graphing Heights Lesson Plan

Engage

Graphing Heights Student Activity Sheet

Explore

Let’s Measure Our Height in Inches

measuring height

Explain

  • What is a dot plot?

  • How can we use a dot plot to organize data?

dot plot height

Stem and leaf plot

  • What is a stem and leaf plot?

  • How can we use a stem and leaf plot to organize data?

Elaborate

Gheorge

Extension

leonardo

  • What is the relationship between the length of our hand and our height?

  • How can a Scatterplot be used to show this relationship?

     leonardo-da-vinci-Mona LisaDa Vinci Self Portrait

Evaluate

Dot and Stem and Leaf Plot Review and Evaluation Power Point

Graphing Evaluation Questions