Halloween Reading and STEM Bundle

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3rd - 5th
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    This fabulous Halloween bundle of two resources is a great way to tackle a STEM activity. Students will read about Halloween topics and complete comprehension activities during your reading block. Add the STEM Challenge to build a pumpkin launcher and your students will definitely ask for more of these combinations!

    NOTE: Both resources in this bundle may be purchased separately.

    NOTE: These two challenges are also part of an Escape Room Bundle!

    Halloween Print and Read

    • This set features upper 3rd to 5th-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, matching items, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions.
    • The set also makes use of nonfiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, italics, glossary, photos, graphs, fact boxes, and titles.
    • The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections include a passage about the history of trick-or-treating, a passage about fears and phobias, a passage about haunted houses, and a passage about the tradition of carving a jack-o’-lantern.
    • In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has 4 more reading selections. The articles include an article about mazes, an article about the best-selling candy, an article about the largest pumpkin ever grown, and a fact box article that include candy trivia. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 1 graphic organizer.
    • All answer keys are provided.

    Pumpkin Launcher STEM Challenge

    What is the challenge?

    In this challenge, students will design and build a launching device that will propel a piece of candy through the air and attempt to hit a target. The candy is your choice, but we used candy pumpkins. Students have some specific rules to follow in building the launching device and, of course, rules about launching the candy. The class will culminate with a target blasting opportunity for everyone!

    What is your prep?

    You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes craft sticks, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, masking tape, 3-ounce cups, straws, plastic spoons, candy,

    foam cups, and pom-poms or cotton balls (optional).

    The package specifically includes:

    • Cover
    • Table of contents
    • Teacher background
    • Materials and preparation page
    • 4 pages of teacher directions
    • 4 pages of photographs
    • Extra Hints page
    • 2 versions of constraints posters with matching lab sheets*
    • Sample answer lab sheet
    • Scoring rubric
    • Editable file

    NOTE: The reading resource is available in different formats without the STEM Challenge.

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