GRADES 4 - 8
Students will learn how natural earth materials are
processed into a human-made product.
Students will simulate a manufacturing process by
Students will review the importance of recycling
in preserving our natural earth resources.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS:
Properties Of Objects And Materials (K-4)
Properties And Changes Of Properties In Matter (5-8)
Science and Technology:
Abilities To Distinguish Between Natural
Objects And Objects Made By Humans (K-4)
Understanding About Science and Technology
Earth And Space Science Standards:
Properties Of Earth Materials (K-4)
STANDARDS FOR TECHNOLOGY LITERACY:
The Nature of Technology:
Students will develop an understanding of the relationships among
technologies and the connections between technology
and other fields of study.
Technology and Society:
Students will develop an understanding of the effects of technology
on the environment.
The Designed World:
Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and
use manufacturing technologies.
LECTURE AND PREPARATION TIME:
2 - 60 minute periods
WORDS TO KNOW:
Although the science concepts and vocabulary are
intended for middle school students,
younger and older students may enjoy this activity.
This lesson was orginally produced as part of a "Science Sleuth Badge" for
The Science Sleuth Badge series of experiments was developed with inputs
from many Society of Women Engineers sections throughout the country.
Special thanks to Chicago Regional
Section, Detroit Section, Los Angeles Section, New England Shoreline
Section, Oklahoma State University Student Section,
Santa Clara Valley Section, and
Space Coast Section for their inputs and support of this material.
The New England Shoreline Section also developed an
Your Tomorrow Badge Workshop" around the Science Sleuth materials.
This lesson has
been adapted for the SWE Internet Activities Center through a
Microsoft Equal Access Program grant.
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