Children have a natural love for growing and studying plants. They also enjoy creating! After a unit learning about plant parts and needs, this STEM challenge allows them to apply their new knowledge as they design a machine that can not only harvest a garden’s produce, but also provide water, space, soil, air, or sunlight.
This STEM product includes:
-background information for students
-suggested literature and video links
-design brief for students
-an evaluation tool
-suggested materials and tools
-design examples from an actual first grade classroom
My students love this activity and I hope yours will as well.