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Scientists and Engineers Are CLEVER (Grades 3–5)

by: Donna Farland-Smith and Julie Thomas

In this lesson, students learn that scientists and engineers are clever. They read about inventor Elijah McCoy in the book The Real MCoy: The Life of an African-American Inventor. After reading, they observe friction and apply oil to their model racetrack to observe the effects of a change in friction. This selection highlights the practice of constructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering), and it includes the Table of Contents, Foreword, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, and Index.

Level

Elementary School

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/7/2017Pages 45Stock # PB423X1_7a

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