STARBASE ROBINS doesn’t want the learning to stop just because your 5 Day STARBASE Experience is over. We know your time is valuable so we created the Teacher Standards Book and this resource page just for you. On this site you will find activities and links to websites that will help you go into more detail when you continue the lessons we started. Many of the resources listed here fit into several different categories, but we only listed them once.
Physical/ Chemical Changes Activity– Students are given pictures and asked to put them in the correct category based on what they know about Physical/ Chemical Changes.
Physical Change with M&M’s Colors– Experiment testing if any color coating dissolve faster in water.
Physical Change with M&M’s Temperature– Building off of the previous experiment students test whether the water temperature affects how fast the coating dissolves.
Physical Change with M&M’s Sugar Solution– Continuing with the previous experiments students test whether having sugar already in the water affects the rate the coating dissolves.
Chemistry Experiments– Experiments available for molecules in motion, physical changes, dissolving, chemical changes, states of matter, density.
Periodic Puzzle– A challenging App that makes players put the elements of the Periodic Table in the correct order. Hint: If you go to options you can choose to show the element number as a hint. FREE
Periodic Table Spelling– A challenging App for someone who wants to learn how to correctly spell the names of the elements on the Periodic Table. Players are given letters in a random order and the Atomic Symbol to figure out the name. FREE
Ice Melting Blocks– Click here to purchase the Ice Melting Blocks used with Physical Changes.
Density Bottles– Click here to purchase the Density Bottles used with Characteristic Properties.
Molecularium– Molecule building games to extend students understanding of atoms bonding to form everything.
CREO– Click on the link to download CREO Engineering Software for a free year of use with your students in the classroom.***Caution this program will take up lots of space on your computer and requires registration before downloading.***
Engineering Design Process
Brains’ Atomic Adventure– Brains is a robot who is trying to catch his dog Atom who is causing mayhem in the laboratory. Currently consists of 3 areas with 5 levels each. It is written in comic book style and gives Science information on Newton’s Three Laws, Lift and Aerodynamics, Elements, Protons and Electrons, How batteries and magnets works, etc. FREE
Link! Lite Edition– This game consists of 8 bridge building challenges. Different materials are used to construct the sturdiest bridge and must be tested by a train. Grid dots are available to help layout a pattern. FREE
Tinkerbox HD– This game consists of 8 areas with multiple levels in each. Each level has a requires a specific result with the construction of the solution left up to the player. FREE
Children’s Engineering Educators– Teacher resources, free activities, and links to products from PITSCO.
Engineering is Elementary– Click here to find engineering curriculum for your classroom. The EiE Curriculum 1st-5th grade, Engineering Adventures 3rd-5th grade, Engineering Everywhere 6th-8th grade.
Teach Engineering– Click here to find engineering curriculum, activities, and maker challenges all with standards alignment.
Start Engineering– Click here to find the company that created and sells the Dream, Invent, Create book as well as a few other publications.
Space Blocker Game– This game uses all four quadrants on the coordinate plane.
General Coordinates Game– When you put this game in guess mode players enter the coordinates of the house on the screen, when you check the answer you move to the next location.
Space Boy to the Rescue– Players are given a coordinate and must move the space boy to that location.
Locate the Aliens– Players type in the lost alien’s coordinates.
Battleship War– This App does not use coordinates, but allows students to continue to enjoy strategizing how to sink the unseen ships. Can be played by 2 players or by one player against the computer. Each player has 10 ships. FREE
Graphing Gala– This App requires players to read the coordinate and choose the correct coin from the coordinat plane. All correct answers put money in the piggy bank to fund a party for the game characters. FREE
Keynote– This is a presentation App that can be used to graph data. $10
Coordinates– Click here for teacher lessons, Power Point presentations, and student games.
Signsplusbanners.com– Click here to order the brackets we use to hold the dividers when we play Battleship.
Teaching the Metric System– Click here to read an article on how kids understand the metric system.
Conversion Chart– Scientific Notation
Engineer Your Life– This site has videos of women in Engineering. Also highlights different areas engineering.
STEM Careers– This site offers resources to teachers, students, and counselors. Videos and links are available to explore more information.
The Futures Channel– This site offers a few free videos on STEM Careers (the free videos change) and the option to purchase DVD’s or a subscription to access multiple videos.
Find Nano– This App lets you browse products that have been created with Nanotechnology. FREE
Do U Nano?– This App tells information about careers in Nanotechnology, current and future products in Nanotechnology, and a brief history of Nanotechnology. FREE
Scopey’s Nano Adventure– Players learn information about Nanotechnology uses in Bones, Bio-fuels, Carbon Emissions, and Food Science. After each area of information players build a “Nano” to collect nano sized items that are important to the particular field. FREE
Google Earth– Latitude and Longitude, GPS. FREE
Nanotech Clothing Article– An article about how clothes are hydrophobic.
Graphene Article– An article about how graphene will change our life.
General Websites with Activities and Resources
Public Broadcasting System– This site has videos, designing ideas, building ideas, and games.