This is a STEM building and engineering project based on a The Gingerbread Man. Students will construct a bridge using just an index card. This could be a fun holiday activity or is perfect any time! This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork.
-Student Recording Sheets (four options)
-Detailed Notes to Teacher (three pages)
Additional Materials you will need:
index cards, two identical stacks of textbooks, gram stackers or pennies
Great for use in a STEM or gifted classroom!
It can be completed in one class period of an hour or less.
**Note**This project has been updated July 2016. If you purchased it prior to this, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the additions! Just click "Download" and you can grab the new version! I am in the process of updating my other Fairy Tale STEM resources as well.
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Big kids like fairy tales, too! For more creative activities to incorporate fairy tales into your upper elementary classroom, check out:
Fairy Tales for Big Kids (Common Core ELA Aligned)
Fairy Tale Vocabulary Builders