Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity

Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
Botany STEM Challenge - STEM Plant Anatomy and Engineering Activity
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Perfect for Earth Day! In this extensive Botany STEM Challenge, students create window greenhouses and observe plant growth. Then they use the engineering design process to build a plant transportation device to safely carry their saplings home! This challenge also highlights Katherine Esau, a pioneer in Botany. History, science, engineering, and math-- it is all included along with teacher instructions and student handouts.

This hands-on activity includes a design challenge that allows students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect math topics to real-world applications. As a student-driven assignment, the purpose of the teacher is to act as a facilitator. You will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building a plant transportation device to hold a plant that is watered. Our students have loved this activity, and we know yours will too!

This packet includes:
- Detailed teachers guide with links to resources
- Printable window greenhouse with instructions
- Plant anatomy handouts
- Student handouts to guide them through the engineering design process
- Student recording sheets for each step of the process
- Math connection problems including graphing, ratios, measurements, perimeter, area, and volume (applicable sheets in both SI and metric units).

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Total Pages
34 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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