Growth Mindset | Dot Day STEM Activities

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22 Ratings
Simply STEAM
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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19 pages
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My students absolutely LOVED this activity. Thank you for creating a resource that assists me in teaching growth mindset to my second graders.
This was a fun resource for dot day. My students were very engaged and creative in making their school houses. Thank you.


Integrate literature and art with engaging, captivating, and irresistible STEM activities. Celebrate Dot Day in your classroom with these highly engaging STEM activities and challenges. This unit is an excellent lesson for teaching students what it means to have a 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).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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