Play Dough and Chemical Engineering for PK-8
Posted by Arcadia University on November 23, 2015
FREE STEM Workshop: Play Dough and Chemical Engineering for PK-8
Friday, January 22, 2016 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
A FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Workshop for K-8 Teachers
Improving a Play Dough Process: Solids, Liquids, and Chemical Engineering in PK-8
Presented by Barbara Johnson, Elementary Classroom Teacher and Graduate Student in STEM Certificate Program
Space is Limited.
Also, learn about our new and exciting STEM Education Certificates for K-8 Teachers:
- Engineering design activities
- Education standards
- Study abroad components
- A light lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.
About the Workshop
Chemical engineers are often charged with designing processes, rather than objects. In this workshop, participants will experience how to use the engineering design process to design and improve a play dough. Lesson 1 introduces the problem using the storybook Michelle’s MCVP Award, and Lesson 2 engages participants in creating rubrics to evaluate juices available in groceries. Lessons 3 and 4 comprise of the scientific investigation and design challenge to allow participants to plan, create, test, and redesign a play dough. The workshop will end by discussing ways to incorporate STEM-thinking in classrooms.
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