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Integrate STEM in your classroom during April with Earth Day Read Aloud STEM Challenges!
Teach students about the importance of taking care of the environment, recycling, and more! Upcycle a Plastic Bag, Engineer a Solar Oven, Create a Tree of Peace, and Explore Water Filtration.
Includes 4 STEM/STEAM Projects to go along with the following Read Aloud Books:
These April Earth Day STEM Activities are more than craftivities. Each STEM Challenge takes students through a process where they develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!
Each Activity Includes:
*Note for Water Filter STEM Activity
This activity engages students by connecting them to kids of another culture, and educating them on a current world crisis. While many STEM activities are designed with 'fun' in mind, this one requires a certain level of seriousness. It is created with elementary students in mind, and we believe we can inspire them through this.
We do not make money on The Water Princess / Water Filter resource. We donate 100% of the money earned to Ryan's Well. We also donate for any bundle (including this one) purchased that features this resource. We will update the description of The Water Princess STEM Activity with how much has been raised over time.
ALIGNS TO NGSS
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.