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Integrate STEAM and STEM in your classroom at the Beginning of the School Year!
Make the First Week of School and the First Day of School amazing!
Build a Back to School Lunchbox, talk about "First Day Jitters", Construct a Classroom Neighborhood, Discover what you can make out of a cardboard box, and engineer a dream car!
Includes 4 STEM/STEAM Projects to go along with the following Back to School Read Aloud Books:
These Beginning of the School Year 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:
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.