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Balloons Over Broadway | A STEM Activity Packet

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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24 pages
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Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, is a fabulous picture book for integrating literature, a beloved cultural tradition, and STEM activities in the month of November. Our recently updated series includes activities to support reading, science, engineering technology and math.

With this packet we have the following activities to support your reading of Balloons Over Broadway:

 Summary of Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

 Reading Discussion Questions

 Writing a Description of an Illustration

 Science Investigation - Creating a gas to inflate a balloon

 Technology- Links for research about Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

 Engineering Exploration – Create a parade balloon prototype

 Math – Word problems with parade facts

 Student STEM Group Jobs

 Rubric

 Inquiry Questions

 Engineering Design Process Poster

We have included teacher notes and student pages. With a few easy to obtain supplies you will have all you need for a fun book study about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

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Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
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.


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