## Ecological Estimation

Ecological estimation is an important skill. It allows scientists to track population sizes, even when populations are quite large.

## Multiplication Arrays

The Lumberyard Use Multiplication Arrays to have your students calculate the number of boards in one stack, twelve stacks, and then estimate ALL BOARDS in the lumberyard using the video. Click image to download the worksheet. Extension: these are 2 ‘x 4′ x 12’ boards. How much are the stacks worth if each board is […]

## Designing Simple Vehicles

Designing simple vehicles combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math by challenging students to design vehicles that will travel the furthest. Measurement and Engineering Design Supplies: 1. Four wheels 2. Axil (to fit wheels plus straw to go over axil) 3. Car body (cardboard) 4. Clips or tape 5. Glue stick 6. Three pieces of […]

## Binary Number Basics

Duration: 55 Minutes Goal: To better understanding what the binary system is, how it is used, and how to use it. Objectives: Students will be able to identify binary numbers and what they represent. Students will be able to write out and decode binary numbers. Binary Numbers Printable Binary Number Table Binary Number Trick How […]

## Measuring in Kindergarten

Measure Up! Measurements in Kindergarten involve students identifying the attribute to be measured. Objects often have multiple attributes that are measurable. STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Attend to precision. STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT MGSEK.MD. Describe several measurable attributes […]

## Basic Engineering Design Challenge

The basic engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers follow to come up with a solution to a problem. Many times the solution involves designing a product (like a machine or computer code) that meets certain criteria and/or accomplishes a certain task. This activity models a simple challenge to teach the design process […]

## Math Loco-motor Skills

Math and loco-motor skills can be integrated into daily physical education using the ideas shared by Chris Hopper from Humboldt State University. The Activity Make Predictions! How many steps will you take as you walk 10, 25, and 50 yards? Do It! Each student walks various lengths of the field and records their data. DOWNLOAD […]

## Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum Workshop

This fun, hands-on training will introduce teachers to this California-centric curriculum through unit exploration and connection to local resources.

## Stem Curriculum Mini-Conference

Project HISI will host a 3 hour mini-conference on April 29th from 8:30-12:00 focused around the project-based curriculum teachers developed during their three years of collaborative efforts.

## Best STEM Books – 2016

This list was jointly created by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council and it is the first “Best STEM Books” list yet created. The impetus for the list is the profound difference between the purely-science books on the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books  and the titles we honor here. […]