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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Cooking Activity 3.4  Baking Bread (life science, physics) 70 Cooking Activity 3.5  Vegetarian Soup (life science, physics) 72 Block Activity 3.6  Building with Inclines (physics) 74 Block Activity 3.7  Building with Pulleys (physics) 76 Block Activity 3.8  Natural Building Materials (life science, physics) 78 Block Activity 3.9  Soft and Hard Building Surfaces (physics) 80 Block Activity 3.10  Building with Mirrors (physics) 82 Sensory Table Activity 3.11  Sailboats (earth science, physics) 84 Sensory Table Activity 3.12  Plumbing Problems (physics, earth science) 86 Sensory Table Activity 3.13  Life in a Pond (life science, earth science) 88 Sensory Table Activity 3.14  Water Slides (physics, earth science) 90 Sensory Table Activity 3.15  Geology Shakes (earth science) 92 Art Activity 3.16  Creating “Tops” for Tops (physics) 94 Art Activity 3.17  Nature’s Imprints (life science) 96 Art Activity 3.18  Creating Fossils (earth science) 98 Art Activity 3.19  Pendulum Salt Prints (physics) 100 Art Activity 3.20  Snowflake Projections (earth science) 102 Music Activity 3.21  Water Can Band (physics; mathematics: algebra) 104 Music Activity 3.22  Nature’s Maracas (life science) 106 Music Activity 3.23  Rattle Drums (physics) 108 Music Activity 3.24  Pipes and Pitches (physics) 110 Music Activity 3.25  Birdsong Patterns (life science; mathematics: algebra) 112 Chapter 4: STEM Outdoors 115 Outdoor Activity 4.1  Balloons Aloft (earth science, physics) 117 Outdoor Activity 4.2  Feed the Birds Pulley (life science, physics) 118 Outdoor Activity 4.3  Tracing Shadows (earth science) 120 Outdoor Activity 4.4  The Ants Come Marching (life science) 122 Outdoor Activity 4.5  Large Variable-Slope Ramps (physics) 124 Outdoor Activity 4.6  Laundry Day: Horizontal Pulley (physics) 126 Outdoor Activity 4.7  Raise the Flag: Vertical Pulley (physics) 128 Outdoor Activity 4.8  Creating Wind Chimes (earth science, physics) 130 Outdoor Activity 4.9  Tricycle Tracks (earth science, physics) 132 Outdoor Activity 4.10  Container Garden (life science) 134 Outdoor Activity 4.11  Spraying the Rainbow (physics) 136 Outdoor Activity 4.12  Bubble Clusters (physics) 138 Outdoor Activity 4.13  Creating Bubble Wands (physics) 140 Outdoor Activity 4.14  Inside a Bubble (physics) 142 Chapter 5: STEM in a Project-Centered Curriculum 143 Classroom Project 5.1  Ice 146 Classroom Project 5.2  Trees 150 Classroom Project 5.3  Class Movie 154 Classroom Project 5.4  Quilts 160 viii co ntents COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL