Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ Grade 5

 

Engineering Unit: Cleaning an Oil Spill

An oil spill can be deadly for fish, plants, and other organisms in a river ecosystem. In the storybook Tehya’s Pollution Solution, students find out how environmental engineers respond to an oil spill on the Elwha River in the Pacific Northwest 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. They then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve a process for cleaning up their own model oil spill.

 

Computer Science Unit: Analyzing Digital Images

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 learn how computers use numbers to represent colors in digital images. They investigate how to use the programming language Scratch to analyze images themselves. Students then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve a program that monitors an ecosystem using digital images. Students extend their computational thinking skills to mathematical concepts as they practice multiplying decimals.

 

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Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher, one Storybook per student (engineering units), and one Materials Kit per 30 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience. 

Educator Guide Print + Digital

Storybook

Materials Kit

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Integrated Essentials: Cleaning an Oil Spill/Digital Images Print + Digital
$129.00
Engineering Essentials: Cleaning an Oil Spill Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Computer Science Essentials: Analyzing Digital Images Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Essentials Cleaning an Oil Spill Materials Kit
$379.00
Essentials Cleaning an Oil Spill Refill Kit
$159.00

Program Components

 

Print + Digital:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit
  • One (1) copy of the printed accompanying Storybook (Engineering units)
  • Digital access to the Educator Guide via yes.mos.org/curricula

Additional Program Components

  • Storybook
    • Available in print and digital for individual purchase to accommodate any class size (for engineering units)
  • Materials Kit
    • Includes materials to support 30 learners
  • Refill Kit
    • Replenishes the consumable items from the Materials Kit 

 

Engineering Essentials 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 problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Classroom Resources, English and Spanish 1

 

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish 1

 

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Alternative Lesson Progressions

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

Computer Science Essentials 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 problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish1

 

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Computer Science Storybook Epilogue, English and Spanish1

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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Illustrated What is a Computer? Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

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