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Heat Using a STEM based approach in the Montessori classroom

Introducing a new set of materials to implement physical science in the lower elementary classroom.

STEM - Heat

This is an open ended project based, inquiry approach on the study of heat and matter.

Designed to keep Montessori updated with current educational implementation of science, technology, and engineering.

Current and relevant projects allow you to meet NGSS Standards

Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards

Understanding heat transfer and states of matter

As with all of our modules in this series, it includes teacher's notes with introductory presentations and background information to give teachers the knowledge and confidence to present the materials and projects.

Included are explorations in the following areas:

  • Terms and Etymology for the Study of Heat
  • Historical Figures
  • Solid, Liquid, and Gas
  • Compressing Gasses
  • States of Matter
  • Shape Shifting - STEM Design Project
  • Freezing Temperatures and Ions
  • Reversible vs Irreversible Changes
  • Road Safety- STEM Design Project
  • Condensation
  • Rates of Evaporation
  • Pouring Air
  • Water Collection - STEM Design Project
Beautifully designed experiment cards along with a complete teacher's manual make the implementation easy.

With an open ended inquiry approach the children are presented with opportunities to have in-depth conversations based on a spiraled set of explorations.

A STEM approach

Credits:

Created with images by Mathew Schwartz - "Windmill in Korea" • carlswain - "waterfall blurred rainbow" • ZenJoe - "skateboard jump skateboarder" • Jason Blackeye - "untitled image"

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