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Abstract Details (PID = P127)
Title:Saving Skee-Ball: Applying Engineering & Science with a Fun Storyline (P127)
Description:How does engineering and science apply to a simple game of skee-ball? In this session, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process and relevant physics principles which can be incorporated into a simple, inexpensive, and fun design & build challenge during which students create and play a cardboard version of the traditional skee-ball arcade game. This hands-on activity is coupled with a creative storyline (saving the game of Skee-ball). Educators will work as teams to brainstorm ways to put their own SPIN on how the game is built and played; they will modify, design aspects of, and play the game to discover relevant STEM concepts that can be addressed with their own students. This activity was done in a 2-hour informal education/enrichment setting for 5-6 graders, but is easily adaptable to the traditional classroom setting and other grade levels. Come have a BALL and see how you and your students can save Skee-ball, too! This fun, hands-on project explores concepts of physics and engineering through a "cardboard arcade" activity coupled with a fun storyline.
Subject:STEM, STEAM, & Engineering
Intended Audience:Grades 6-8
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Christine Moskalik, STEM Curriculum Specialist
School/Organization:Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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Schedule Details
Time:12:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people