# z Cheatham Hill Elementary Picture Perfect STEM Lessons

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z Cheatham Hill Elementary Picture Perfect STEM Lessons

z Our Picture Perfect STEM Closet § Our Picture Perfect STEM closet contains lessons, picture books, and materials for our teachers to check out in order to implement the Picture Perfect STEM lessons.

z Lessons In Action! § Our students have enjoyed participating in these engaging lessons and our teachers appreciate the convenience of the STEM closet.

z Let’s Try One…. . Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Grades 3 -5 § We have a mysterious looking document to share. § Does this map look like any map you have seen before? § What do you notice about the map? § What are you wondering about the map?

z Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea § We have a book that will answer many of these questions for us. Let’s read the book, “Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea”.

z Questions to Consider about the Book § How do you think Marie felt when her first boss told her that “Having a woman on a ship is bad luck? ” § How do you think a map could be made of the ocean floor? § Why did she add colors to the map? § How did Marie and Bruce’s map support the new scientific theory of plate tectonics or continental drift? § What features do you see on the map?

z We are going to explore how Sonar Works! § Let’s watch this short video clip. § www. youtube. com/watch? v=b ADFB 199 Klc After watching the video…. How does sonar work?

z Sounding Boxes § Today you will work with a model to see how sonar helped Marie get a picture of the ocean floor. § Use your sonar stick (straw) to measure. Place centimeter marks on your stick. § The measurements taken by sonar are called “soundings” so these are “sounding boxes”. § Use your graph paper to graph the “soundings” found.

z Let’s Look at Page 16 of our book and compare § How does the profile compare with the one you have measured? § What can profiles tell us? § How is the activity that we did like the “soundings” that Marie’s team did? § How is it different?