Back to School STEM Team Building

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Back to School and STEM

Lights! Cameras! Action! Teamwork!

Starting the school year is like starting a movie production.

You have a

  • new script
  • new setting
  • and a new cast.

And just like on a movie production set there needs to be a sense of community to pull it all together as we work to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

How do we build that community? We start with learning the ins and outs of teamwork.

These five quick energizers in a bundle are just the ticket for you and your class to begin the screenplay for the new year. With simple materials and directions, your class can easily do one a day during the first week of school and begin to learn to work together as a team.

This bundle includes:

5 activities with teacher guides

  • Move It!
  • Build It!
  • Hold It!
  • Float It!
  • Stack It!

Virtual presentation ideas

Planning page

Rubric page

Student Job Cards

Engineering Design Process Teacher Guide

Engineering Design Process Poster

Inquiry Questions

What educators are saying

“Great set of resources! A perfect way to start off the year.”

“I use these every year when I get my third graders together with their Kinder buddies. I love, love, love how easy they are to prep and explain, and it's fun to see how creative the kids get.”

“Great beginning of the year activities to get the students back into problem solving and teamwork! Thank you.”

Teamwork is a vital skill for STEM groups and can make or break a project. Spending time at the beginning of the year focusing on the nitty gritty of good communication and group dynamics can help build a strong foundation for STEM success.

This teamwork packet provides a great opportunity to reflect, discuss and build the skills necessary for the more involved activities that your students will be doing this year.

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28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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