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Scientists and Engineers Are CATALYSTS

by: Donna Farland-Smith and Julie Thomas

In this lesson, students learn that scientists and engineers are catalysts. They read about Isatou Cessay in the book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul. After reading, students test different types of plastics for strength and create a new design just as Isatou Ceesay did with the families of her community. This book selection highlights the practice of constructing explanations and designing solutions, and it includes the Table of Contents, Foreword, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, and Index.

Level

Elementary School

Grade Levels

Elementary

Topics

Engineering Kindergarten Literacy Pre-K Science and Engineering Practices

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/1/2018Pages 38Stock # PB423X2_7B

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