Resources for elementary teachers who are working with the NEW Alberta science curriculum for Grade 2

- Crash Course Kids: Defining a ProblemSo, how do engineers even figure out what problem needs to get fixed? And what's the difference between identifying a problem and just complaining about something? In this episode, Sabrina talks about how we can all be better engineers by understanding what problems we want or need to solve.
- Crash Course Kids: Defining SuccessIn our last episode, Sabrina talked about how engineers define the problems they need to solve. But how do you know when you've actually solved a problem? What do you expect to happen that would equal success?
- Crash Course Kids: Designing a TrialIt's time to design some trials. Sometimes engineers need to figure out how to test ideas. In order to do that, we need to design trials to find failure points and see how things are going to work in the real world (with gravity, wind, and human error all factored in).
- Crash Course Kids: Got Some Solutions?So, there might not be just one solution to a problem. I know that may sound weird, but it's true. So, how do you come up with multiple solutions?
- Crash Course Kids: Succeed by FailingWe all know that failure is bad... but is it? Actually, engineers need things to fail so they can understand how to make things better. In this episode, Sabrina chats to us about failure points and how they can help us find better solutions to problems.
- Crash Course Kids: Testing and TrialsMore trials! This time we need to figure out what to do if you don't have all the things you'd like to have to perform your tests. How do you isolate a variable across multiple tests? A good engineer will work to find a way to make it happen. In this episode, Sabrina shows us some ways to do just that.
- Crash Course Kids: Try TrailsWe've talked about variables and solving problems. But how do we keep working on a problem if the first solution doesn't fix it? Trials! In this episode, Sabrina shows us how to use Trials to figure out what the problems are with our solutions.

- Testing Materials & DesignsResources to use with your students as you explore materials and designs. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
- Testing Materials to Learn About Their PropertiesA lesson plan and teaching resources for teaching students how to test materials. Students will develop an understanding that objects and materials can be tested to learn about their properties. Students will help plan and conduct different tests on the materials. Students will be able to explain that when testing materials to learn about their properties, all the materials need to be tested in the same way.

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