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Table 2 Description of co-created integrated STEM curriculum unit

From: Understanding science teachers’ implementations of integrated STEM curricular units through a phenomenological multiple case study

Curriculum Unit Description
Heat Transfer 1 Students learn about heat transfer and density to address the engineering design challenge of creating a way to keep fish cold as they traveled from the deep ocean to the mainland in a warm climate. Students design a way to cook the fish to sell at a fish market using solar energy.
Particle Nature of Matter Students focus on the importance of water. Students were engaged in a context that left them trapped in an area with only salt water and challenged to use their knowledge of the particulate nature of matter to design and build a device to desalinate water.
Heat Transfer 2 Students learn about heat transfer to design and build a solar oven to help children in a third-world country cheaply prepare food and sterilize water.