An oil spill can be deadly for fish, plants, and other organisms in a river ecosystem. In the storybook Tehya’s Pollution Solution, set on the Elwha River in the Pacific Northwest, students find out how environmental engineers respond to an oil spill by containing and cleaning it. Applying their knowledge of ecosystems and food webs, students test water quality and the oil-absorbing properties of different materials as they engineer a process for cleaning up their own model oil spill.
Computer Science Unit:
The Elwha Dam has been removed! In the story Tehya’s Pixels Program, a computer-aided analysis of Tehya’s digital photos helps scientists observe the restoration of the river’s ecosystem. Students investigate how to use the programming language Scratch to analyze images themselves. They Design, create, and test a program to communicate data through a digital image, then design a program to analyze a digital image to monitor a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
Engineering and Computer Science Essentials Unit
Core Program Components
- Teacher Guide
- Digital Storybook (Engineering)
- Digital Storybook Epilogue (Computer Science)
- Classroom Resource Pack
- Materials Kits
Classroom Resource Pack and Resources for Diverse Learners
As a set of high impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and computer science as creative problem solvers.
Within the Teacher Guide, built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for creating context and background; options for different learning styles; and multiple ways for learners to express understanding all come together to improve access to engineering and computer science. The Classroom Resource Pack (available separately) includes support materials from the Teacher’s Guide in a convenient classroom package.
|Resource for Diverse Learners||Included in the Teacher Guide||Packaged with the Teacher Guide||Included in Digital Unit|
|Student Discussion Support||*||*||*|
|Teacher Discussion Support||*||*||*|
|English Learner Strategies||*||*||*|
|Differentiation Duplication Masters||*||*||*|
|Flip book StorybookEnglish and Spanish1||*||*|
|Visual Vocabulary Cards1||*||*|
|Illustrated Engineering Design Poster - English||8.5x11in. included
(available for sale in 20x30 in.)
|Illustrated Engineering Design Poster - Spanish||8.5x11in. included
(available for sale in 20x30 in.)
|Materials Reference Sheet1||*||*|
|Alternative Lesson Progression||*|
1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.
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