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The average person in America generates almost 4.5 pounds of trash per day. In this STEM Design Challenge, students tackle the real-world problem of waste management.
Materials Included in Kit:
Clay, terra cotta, ¼ lb package, 5
Food dye, red, 15 mL
Aquarium gravel, 5 lb bag, 4
Clear containers, 64 oz, 10
Cotton balls, pkg/300
Cups, clear plastic, 9 oz, 5
Cups, paper, 9 oz, 5
Dishes, weighing, 1.5 g, 10
Forceps, polyproplyene, 5½", 10
Pipets, Beral-type, thin stem, 10
Pins, dissection, “T” type
Plastic bags, 4" x 6", 10
Popsicle sticks, 10
Sponges, beige, 3" x 3" x 1", 10
Straws, plastic, ¼" o.d., 10
Toothpicks, wood, 20
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.