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August is the time when summer heats up and also winds down, so it is no surprise that it is the home to many holidays based on enjoying the beach and all it has to offer. Theres Smores Day (August 10), Play in the Sand Day (August 11), Sandcastle Day (August 19), and National Beach Day (August 30). With events like World Wide Web Day (August 1) and Professional Engineers Day (August 4), August is also a time to celebrate days devoted to important STEAM concepts.

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August 4 - Professional Engineers Day

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TCR8273 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 1–2)

TCR8273 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 1–2)
Integrate engineering and literacy into your curriculum with this innovative approach to learning. Students will read fictional passages and solve problems using STEM and the engineering design process. Students can create devices and solutions using everyday materials. Each unit focuses on one problem and one challenge, but other problems are [more]

Grade(s): 1-2
Pages: 112
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TCR8275 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 5–6)

TCR8275 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 5–6)
Integrate engineering and literacy into your curriculum with this innovative approach to learning. Students will read fictional passages and solve problems using STEM and the engineering design process. Students can create devices and solutions using everyday materials. Each unit focuses on one problem and one challenge, but other problems are [more]

Grade(s): 5-6
Pages: 112
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August 1 - World Wide Web Day

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TCR3493 Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

TCR3493 Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills
Fascinating stories help students develop skills not only in comprehension and vocabulary, but also in critical thinking since they have to do some research to determine which "facts" are true and which aren't facts at all! Students find this information by using online research tools, including dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases; [more]

Pages: 64
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TCR2783 Project Based Writing Grade 5

TCR2783 Project Based Writing Grade 5
Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organizing and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction and meet Common Core Standards. [more]

Pages: 96
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TCR3520 Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

TCR3520 Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills
Fascinating stories help students develop skills not only in comprehension and vocabulary, but also in critical thinking since they have to do some research to determine which "facts" are true and which aren't facts at all! Students find this information by using online research tools, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and atlases; [more]

Pages: 64
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August 30 - National Beach Day

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TCR3967 Daily Warm-Ups: Science Grade 2

TCR3967 Daily Warm-Ups: Science Grade 2
Even busy classroom schedules can accommodate these brief but valuable lessons. Informational text about Life, Physical, and Earth and Space science is presented along with 150 activities that can be used to review and/or expand existing science curriculum. The content is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. [more]

Pages: 176
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