Famous Americans - This STEM bundle includes four complete STEM challenges of famous Americans and is valued at $16!. It includes STEMS for Henry Ford, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and The Wright Brothers. Each STEM challenge will teach students some basic facts about what makes each one of these American Heroes famous. To complete each challenge, students must solve the given problem to construct something using the available supplies, while sticking to a budget.
Please check the preview for this bundle and take a peek at each STEM challenge that is included. You will get the following Famous American STEMS:
Henry Ford - Car building Challenge
Abraham Lincoln - Log Cabin STEM
Martin Luther King, Jr. STEM
The Wright Brothers STEM
Suggested Plan of Implementation:
Prior Week: Send home the parent letter requesting supplies. Gather needed materials.
Day One – Introduce and discuss “The Problem” slide. Discuss the “Let’s Talk About It – slide. Introduce the STEM Challenge.
Day Two – Introduce and discuss the budget options. Use the planning page to illustrate or write out the building idea.
Day Three – “Purchase” supplies for the build. Work on budget. Begin the building process.
Day Four – Work on and complete the structure.
Day Five – Test the structure. Complete the Self-Evaluation Page
This is certainly not the only way to use these materials. They are designed to be flexible and be used to best suit each classroom and teacher based on the ability of the learner, time constraints and teacher preference.
For each Famous American STEM, you will get:
"The Problem" slide to discuss with students
"The Challenge" slide to discuss with students
"Let's Talk About It:" slides to discuss and build background knowledge
Plan for Implementation
Parent Letter requesting supplies
Student Building Plan (2 versions)
STEM Challenge Journal Page (or stand alone printable)
Budget Spending Page (2 versions for differentiation)
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