Are you bored of the same old ice breaker on the first day of school? Why not try these easy prep, fun to solve STEM challenges for kids?! These are great for setting the norms in you classroom: high expectation, collaboration, group work, and FUN. They also serve as great formative assessment.
- The big WHY on why STEM
- Teacher directions
- 5 STEM challenges that are perfect for the first day - short and achievable in a one or two period block
- Student handouts including a brainstorm tool and a peer feedback sheet
All of these activities can also be extended to be bigger challenges if you want to revisit them at another time.