Dot Day STEM Activities

Simply STEAM
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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19 pages
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Simply STEAM


Celebrate Dot Day in your classroom with these highly engaging STEM activities and challenges. Integrate literature and art with engaging, captivating and irresistible STEM activities. This is an excellent lesson for teaching students about growth mindset.

Here's what you'll get:

  • 2 STEM Challenges (engineer a schoolhouse for Vashti; create an easel to hold Vashti's dot)
  • Dot Art Printable
  • Engineering Design One Pager
  • Engineering Design Flipbook
  • Teacher Instructions
  • Teacher Answer Key for Flipbook/One Pager

Literacy Skills Include:

  • Story Elements
  • Making Inferences
  • Character Development
  • Theme & Message

Materials for STEM Challenges Include:

  • Dot Stickers
  • Craft Sticks
  • Tape
  • Index Cards
  • Printables

Make this a memorable lesson today!

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Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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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.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.


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