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"Life's a Breeze!"  In this Engineering Design Challenge, students must design a vessel that will carry passengers safely and quickly across a body of water by harnessing the power of the wind. Students will be given the opportunity to test and improve their vessels as they apply various math and science skills. 
Heating Up the Neighborhood  This Engineering Design Challenge is intended to help students apply the concepts of heat insulators as they build a model house and test different materials to use as insulators, stopping the warm air from escaping and keeping the cool air out. Students will also have an opportunity to use technology in their exploration of heat energy. 
Set Sail with STEM: Exploring Wind and Water Movement as Energy with Sailboats  Come sail away with this STEM activity! Students will use handson inquiry to find out more about wind and its effect on sails. Through trial and error and based on data collected, students will design, build, and race their own vessel or "sailboat" across the boundless waters of a kiddie pool. Students should gain a better understanding of how moving water and air are sources of energy and can propel objects forward at varying rates of speed. 
Dividing for Equal Groups  This lesson is meant to help solidify division understanding before teaching the standard algorithm. Given a situational story, students will use base 10 blocks to model division in order to solve problems. It may be used for 4th or 5th grade depending on the size of the divisor. 
I Love Leftovers!  In this lesson, students will explore situational problems that address the different ways to interpret the remainder. 
I See! Division with the Distributive Property  In this lesson, students will use visual models to represent division using the distributive property as a strategy. Students will have an understanding of how to decompose numbers in the context of division problems using an area model. 
Aaron and Anya's Quilt Challenge: Problem Solving and Interpreting Remainders  In this situational story, Aaron and Anya find a large piece of brightly colored fabric. They decide to cut it into squares to make a quilt. Students will find the area of the fabric by multiplying two digits by two digits. They will explore factors as they figure out the largest quilt square that can be cut for 25 students. There will be fabric left over; students will have to determine and justify remainders based on several different scenarios. Finally, students will create their own quilt square using grid paper. 
Share and Share Alike  This lesson is an introduction to division and does not include a procedural recording for division. The student will be able to physically model the division of 2, 3, and 4digit dividends with 1digit divisors using objects and base ten blocks and explain the meaning of a remainder.
