Ten months before the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair architects and engineers were clamoring for the chance to design a star attraction to rival the French Eiffel Tower. A daring engineer named George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. overcomes obstacles including money, mockery, and quicksand to create a wheel that has delighted fairgoers for over 100 years!
The following companion includes multiple ELA activities for retelling, comparing, cause and effect, character evaluation, authors purpose/message, a writing prompt, and vocabulary. Additionally, I have included a STEM activity to accompany the story! There are several background and instructional pages as well as posters, a recording page, and a journal to guide students through the engineering process.
Students of all ages will truly enjoy diving into this incredible story as well as engaging in the engineering design process.
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-I strongly encourage you to review the free preview before purchasing to ensure your own satisfaction. There are screen shots of virtually all activities so that you know what you are purchasing.
-The ELA activities are geared towards K-2.
-The STEM project can be used in K-5 although you may want to find ways to supplement it with the upper grades.