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How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– Materials Considerations

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Motion and Design– Safety with Building Pieces

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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STCMS™: Electricity, Waves, and Information Transfer (2018)

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Motion and Design– Using Cooperation Cups

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Sound– Lesson 8: Making a Model Eardrum

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounts, and Elements– Marking Chromotography Paper

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Sound– Notebooking

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Force of Friction

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Investigating Circuit Design– Generating Electric Energy

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Motion and Design– Lesson 1: Designing Vehicles: Getting Started

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Floating and Sinking– How is Salt Water Different from Fresh Water?

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How Can We Use Patterns To Predict Motion?

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STC Secondary: Experimenting with Forces and Motion

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STC Secondary: Discovering Electrical Systems

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Sound– Lesson 10: Changing the Pitch by Changing the Tension

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Ouch! I Need a Bandage: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Bandage

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Organization!

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Floating and Sinking– Which Things Float? Which Things Sink?

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Changing Habitats

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Floating and Sinking– What Do We Know About Floating and Sinking?

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Sound– Lesson 1: Thinking about Sound

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can Electricity Correct a Telescope in Outer Space?

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What's the Code? Coding Robot Movements Using Sound

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STC Program: Energy, Machines, and Motion Unit Kit

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BumperDucks

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Sound– Lesson 6: Vibrations We Can't See

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STCMS™: Electricity, Waves, and Information Transfer

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STC Program: Light Unit Kit

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