When coordinating STEM curriculum for grades 1-5, I am always looking for new ways to incorporate STEM in ways that won't require teachers to do a lot of prep or organization.
With this bundle, all the work is done for you!
I've also added a few other components that make this bundle format different from others you may have used.
→ What makes this set different?
I've incorporated GROWTH MINDSET components right into the STEM projects!
STEM and Growth Mindset concepts complement and reinforce each other perfectly, so teaching them together is a perfect match!
I've observed that during STEM challenges, students face frustrations and disappointments as they invent and test ideas. A growth mindset is essential - and it's the perfect time to discuss it!
This bundle includes everything you need to quickly set up 8 STEM projects in your classroom while exploring GROWTH MINDSET through familiar fairy tale stories.
Right now this bundle is priced at just $2 per set, (much cheaper than buying the individual sets!)
*****Here's how it works:*****
Each lesson is focused on a fairy tale.
The lesson begins with a funny, easy to read, PARTNER PLAY
of the familiar tale.
One of the characters exhibits a growth mindset, and another exhibits a fixed mindset - and it's not always who you might expect! The dialogue in each script reveals their attitude.
Through the 3 page script
, students become familiar with the contrast between growth and fixed mindsets as the characters try to solve problems, and deal with failures.
Each Growth Mindset Fairy tale script ends in a challenge:
Students are prompted to help the character solve the problem by building an innovative solution.
Students then use the materials you have given them to build their ideas, test them, and improve them until the goal has been reached. You may find, as I did, that students are more engaged and cooperative than ever before!
→ Workbook 1 is for exploring the Growth Mindset aspects of the fairy tale script and characters. There are sorting, writing, and reflection pages.
→ Workbook 2 is for the STEM challenge, with pages for collaborative brainstorming, documenting the process of trial and error, and writing about the experience of problem solving.
This bundle contains 8 complete sets
(35 pages each) with lots of photos and examples of finished projects and workbook pages.
You can use any supplies you have for the STEM projects - just toss them into bins and you're ready to go. Some suggestions are: tape, craft sticks, glue, foil, straws, string, wire or pipe cleaners, small paper cups, elastic bands, plastic spoons, etc.
Each of the 8 sets contain the same format:
p1. Welcome and Rationale for Growth Mindset and S.T.E.M.
p3. Teacher Notes and Quick Overview
p4. Materials List & Main Elements
p5. How It Will Look Pre-organizer
p6. Introducing Growth Mindset Posters and Activities
p11. Introducing the Story – Overview
p.13. Partner Play
p.16 Growth Mindset Dialogue Sorting
p17. Which characters have a growth mindset?
p20. Introducing the STEM challenge & Workbook
p21. Workbook cover
p22. Collaborative Ideas Brainstorming
p23. Problem Solving recording page
p24. Testing & Improving My Idea pages (3 versions)
p25. My Collaborative Learning – self assessment
p29. STEM Process – self assessment checklist
p30. Letter To Parents (including blank version)
p32. Character and Setting Printable Props (stand ups)
I appreciate your feedback! I hope you enjoy these activities as much as my students did. If you have any questions or comments please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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