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Fairy Tale STEM--Jack and the Parachute

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This is a building and engineering projects based on Jack and the Beanstalk. Students will construct a parachute to help Jack escape the giant using everyday household and classroom items to complete this project. This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork.

Materials Needed: various paper products (coffee filters, newspaper, tissue paper, etc…); various types of string (yarn, thread, dental floss, etc…); a timer with milliseconds; a small action figure; and a balcony or other high place to drop.

Great for use in a STEM or gifted classroom!

It can be completed in one class period of an hour or less.

This pack includes:
*project overview
*student recording sheet
*teacher's guide

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More Than a Worksheet

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

*UPDATED July 2016




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