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  • Mine by Design

     Grade 5

    Quarter 1 Online Registration


    MBD 4

    MBD 3

    Program Description
    4 HOURS OF STEM INVESTIGATION !Bring your lunch, because you are in for a great day! This STEM program will have students working in teams designing their own experiments to test the behavior of a variety of invertebrate animals. They will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills as they randomly choose an animal, choose a variable to be tested, develop a hypothesis, make a prediction, engineer a device to test their hypothesis and collect their data. Finally they will share their results and conclusions.
    (Students must bring a lunch.)


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    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

    3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

    3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Asking Questions and Defining Problems
    Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
    Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
    ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
    ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

     Cross Cutting Concepts

     Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World
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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Science is a Human Endeavor

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    RI1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (SC, 5)
    W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
    W5. 9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    SL1.b Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
    SL1.c Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others
    MP.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    MP.5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    MP8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

    Computer Science
    CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards, Revised 2017
    1B-DA-07 -3-5- Use data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea. -Data & Analysis-Inference & Models-Communicating