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Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Scientists collecting water samples

Who Are Scientists?

Students will explore, and reflect on, their perceptions of science and scientists.

Earthworms living in healthy black soil

Healthy Soil

Students will explore the composition and characteristics of different local soils and learn about what makes soil healthy.

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind.

hand holding soil

What is soil made of?

Students will explore the composition and characteristics of different local soils and learn about what makes soil healthy.

How does water move up a plant?

How does water move up a plant?

Do an experiment with celery to learn about the structures that help plants take up water.

How do I construct a terrarium?

How do I construct a terrarium?

You can make your own terrarium for growing plants!

Wooden sieves

Design & Build a Soil Sifter

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a sifter that separates soil according to particle size.