GeoSTEM

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Title Grades Author's Last Name
Counting Islands: What Is an Island and How Many Do You See? K Knowler
Getting and Giving Help K Godfrey
Graph Those Continents! K Guerrero
Helper Ants K Luna
Identifying Geography from Postcards K Warren
Near and Far, Wherever You Are K Nixon
Shape of My World: Mapping a Classroom K Nixon
The Sonoran Desert K Haile
Were We First? K Wieweck
What’s the Weather? K Gunn
Where Is Gizmo Now? K Larson
This House is Made of Mud: Exploring the Shapes in Our Lives K-1 Hutchinson
Mapping the Bears’ Cottage: Learning to Create and Use a Map with a Legend K-2 Knowler
Get to School the Safe Way: Creating a Safe Route from Home to School 1 Larson
Robots Helping Humans 1 Lizarraga
Where Are the Treats? 1 Knowler
Where I Live: Finding Arizona on a Map 1 Warren
I’m Hungry! 1-2 Gorry
Math With A Map: Natural Characteristics and Related Word Problems 1-2 Larson
Big Brother: Explore Measurement and the Largest Navajo Rug in the World 1-3 Guerrero
Why Cities Are Where They Are 2 White
A Desert Golf Course: An Oasis for Humans and Wildlife! 2 Sepp
Far Away and Long Ago: Japan--Past to Present 2 Godfrey
Map Tools: The Compass Rose 2 Gaona
Settlers Didn’t Have Showers! Water in Arizona, Then and Now 2 McCabe
The Power of 3: Three Branches of Government 2 Guerrero
Dog Parks: The Urban Way to Walk Your Dog 2 and 5 Sepp
Countries Count! 2-3 Gorry
Don’t Be Such a Drip: Water Conservation 2-3 Gorry
How Far Is It? Measuring Distances Around the State 2-3 Gorry
Popcorn Population 2-3 Guerrero
Racing Around Arizona: Using an Arizona Map to Create a Bicycle Tour Route in Arizona 2-3 Gorry
Avoiding the Crowd: Understanding Population Density of Earth’s Continents 3 Gorry
Ellis Island: Entry to Opportunity 3 Hutchinson
In Search of the Ninth: Using Forensic Science to Investigate the Disappearance of Ancient Rome’s Ninth Legion 3 Salas Murphy
Relying on the Desert: Plants Used by the Hohokam 3 Warren
Two Stars and a Car! 3 Sepp
Where Should We Camp? Lake Blanco 3 White
Mining Ore Not? City Population Density as a Result of the Mining Industry 4 Leckman
Riddle Me This 4 Klaproth
The Rain Saved Us – Examining Drought Impacts Yesterday and Today 4 Schaecher
Where’s My Watershed? 4 Jones
Why Were They Built? Dams in Arizona 4 Warren
Earthquakes in Ohio? Earthquake Risk in the U.S. 4 and 6 Leckman
Early Spanish and Iroquois Housing: Similarities and Differences 4 and 7 Munson
Arizona Regions: Salt Dough Maps 4-5 Jenkins
Blazing Trails: Discovering Routes through Arizona to California 4-5 Davis
Latitude and Longitude Bingo 4-5 Klaproth
My Own State 4-5 Klaproth
Wampum: Money vs. Communication 4-5 Munson
When Is It Ever Going to Rain? 4-5 Gorry
Zippadeedoda: How to Read a ZIP Code 4-5 Jenkins
Squaring Off the Regions 4-6 Hutchinson
In the Wake of Columbus: The Decline of the Native Peoples 5 Baron
Looking for Landmarks: Using Latitude/Longitude and Geometry Coordinates 5 Hutchinson
Mountains, Sinks and Deserts: The Physical Geography of the California Trail 5 Warren
NIMBY: The Garbage Barge from Islip 5 Jenkins
Now You See Them . . . Now You Don’t: The Movement of People In and Out of Arizona 5 Davis
Oregon or Bust: The Journey West Along the Oregon Trail 5 Loken
Supermarket Sweeps 5 Jenkins
Ups and Downs of Population and Regions 5 Ekiss
Zoom, Zoom: Using Geographic Scale to Apply Spatial Reasoning 5 and 8 Dorn
Get a Life: The Haves and the Have-Nots 5-7 Wiens
A Drop in the Bucket – Ancient Egyptian Irrigation 6 Milliken
Add a Little Spice to Your Life 6 Nice
Aqueducts and Aquaduckies 6 Lagerquist
Central Arizona Project: A Story About Water 6 Anderson
Disastrous Data: We Need a Plan 6 Strouth
Fishing for a Fortune: The Science of Understanding our World 6 Laird
Fun in the Sun? 6 Jenkins
Geography Grows a Stem: Engineering that Made a Difference 6 Touchette Hutchinson
India’s Contributions to the World: Zero! 6 Jenkins
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, But Just How Far? 6 Rees
Literacy Limbo: Graphing Literacy Rates 6 Terlecki
Measuring the Travels of Two Adventurers: Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta 6 Wiens
Population Density: Whew, That’s Close! 6 Baron
Pull, Pull, Pulleys in Mesopotamia 6 Lagerquist
Pulse of the Planet: Calculating Sun Angles 6 Dorn
Rising from the Dust: Learning about Natural Disasters Using the Novel, Esperanza Rising 6 Amaya
Sail Like an Egyptian: Alternative Energy 6 Moll
Soil Solutions: A Medieval Soil Mystery 6 Godfrey
Tsunami: Catching the Ultimate Wave! 6 Baron
Raindrops: Where Does Rain Fall in Arizona? 6 and 8 Anderson
A Geographic Profile: The Health of Nations 6-7 Glenn
Culturally Divide and Conquer the Balkans 6-7 Stout
Divide and Conquer: Changing Channel Shape 6-7 Dorn
Globally Aware: We’re all Part of the Same Village 6-7 Wiens
Grand Canyon: A River Rafting Trip 6-7 Munson
HiLo: Places Are Much More Than Just Elevations on a Map 6-7 Dorn
Jerusalem: A City of Conflict 6-7 Terlecki
Journey to Africa: Rainfall or Drought 6-7 Stout
NASCAR, Want to Race? Using NASCAR to Teach Geography 6-7 Halverson
Part or Whole: Increasing or Decreasing? 6-7 Stout
What Can You See From Up There? Determining Visibility From The Top of Tall Structures 6-7 Martin
What’s My Piece of the Pie? 6-7 Rees
Where Did the Lake Go? The Drying Up of Lake Chad 6-7 Martin
Round and Round We Go: World Traveler 6-8 Glenn
Storm Trackers: Tropical Storms Around the World 6-8 Loken
Trees in the Desert: Using the Principles of Xeriscape 6-8 Anderson
GeoSummit: Hungry Planet - A Gastronomical Tour of the World 6-High School Jeannine Kuropatkin and Allison McIntosh
360 Degrees of Culture: Creating Culture Wheels 7 Martin
Ground Shaking: Earthquakes Happen Every Day 7 Haarala
Maple Syrup’s Connection to Climate Change 7 Pendleton
Spring Forward, Fall Back: What Time Is It? 7 Rees
Water Coverage: Using Circle Graphs to Understand the Earth 7 Van Arsdale
“Lunger’s” Life – So You Like Breathing: Tuberculosis in Early Arizona History 7 Leckman
Tempest Tossed After Ellis Island 7 and High School Leckman
Can You Hear Me Now? How a Country's Wealth Influences Communication 8 Dorn
Chopsticks and the Future of China’s Forests: Using Mathematics to Look at the Future 8 Baron
Elevating Land 8 Van Arsdale
Marvelous Moroccan Mosaics: Patterns in Zillij 8 Wiens
Smaller, Happier, Harmonious Families: China’s One Child Policy 8 Kuropatkin
The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It??? 8 Berry
How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough? Analyzing Public Policy in the Petrified Forest High School Stegall
Shh… What Was That Noise? Identifying Sound Decibels High School Moll