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CSI: Middle School STEAM Day Resources 2019

Caution tape with the title STEAM Day 2019


Middle school STEAM Day was held in March 2019 at both the Dubuque and Elkader offices! During the day, students solved a Keystone caper-- Who damaged the computers? Students took on the role of forensic scientists, working as investigative teams to analyze evidence. Each team used evidence to support their reasoning to share their guilty suspect. 

Resources used throughout the day

Standards connections: 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Crosscutting concepts: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Scale, Proportions, and Quantity
  • Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Developing and Using Models, Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, and Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.

Math Standards

  • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data (8.SP.A.1)Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

ISTE Student Standards (Technology):

  • Knowledge Constructor
  • Innovative Designer
  • Computational Thinker
  • Creative Communicator