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TinkerClass Wow Wednesday

Can Spider Silk Save the Planet?

Grades: 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

Click audio to listen to audio directions on the page. Click link to listen to the episode. Use the label, pen, and voice tools to record your Wows and Wonders. Share your Wows and Wonders with your group or class. Click the green check Check when complete. Family Why: Podcasting offers new ways for educators to boost comprehension, engage students, inspire creativity, and spark learning. In the top kids podcast "Wow in the World," hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas take you on a journey exploring the coolest new scientific discoveries and innovations! Visit Tinkercast (https://bit.ly/43ZA3Vv) for more content that you can do as a family to make your kids say WOW!

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Overview: Mindy is up on her roof dressed as a… 9 legged spider?! Learn what she has spinning up her sleeves as Mindy, Guy Raz, and their friends discover the WOWs of spiderwebs. Find out how these incredibly strong webs might just help our planet! It's the who, what, when, why, how, and WOW of vegan spider silk! The WOW discovery is at timecode 08:23. Standards: 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 2-PS1-3, K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1 Check out "The Big Wonder Worksheet" (https://bit.ly/3O7wTJ7) or "TinkerClass Wows & Wonders" (https://bit.ly/3YfJz5y) printables as supplemental resources. Want more WOW? Find more resources at Tinkercast (https://bit.ly/43ZA3Vv). Want more podject-based learning (PBL)? Sign up for TinkerClass (https://bit.ly/43OLLC2) - launching FREE FOR TEACHERS Sept 2023.