Sailing into Integration: Planning and Implementing Integrated 5E Learning Cycles
Robertson et al detail a 5E learning cycle integrating science and mathematics challenges and engages second-grade students in designing sail cars to solve an engineering problem. Students create and use line plots to organize their data to evaluate the strengths and weakness of their design solutions. Three strategies were used to plan for successful integration in a 5E learning cycle. Integrating the STEM fields can increase student interest and learning, and our experiences with this integrated project support this finding.
Robertson, Laura; Dunlap, Eric; Nivens, Ryan A.; and Barnett, Kelli. 2019. Sailing into Integration: Planning and Implementing Integrated 5E Learning Cycles. Science & Children. Vol.57(1). 61-67. https://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/4/sc19_057_01_61