Once Upon a Stem V1 | STEM Challenges | Back to School STEM

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Story Challenges Included in Volume 1:

1. Paper Airplanes

2. Building a Roller Coaster

3. Jelly Bean Structures

4. Tall Tower Structure

5.  Index Card Structures

6.  Paper Plate Marble Maze 

7.  Army Launchers

8.  How Strong is Spaghetti 

9. Making a Harmonica

10. Light Circuits

All the paperwork (journals, vocabulary, materials needed) is ready for you!

What each of the 10 STEM Story Challenges Will Have:

3 Illustrated Stories of Varying Difficulty for Differentiation 

• Teacher Guide

(Challenge Question, Coordinating Books Suggestions, Materials Suggestions, Questions/Accessing Prior Knowledge Suggestions, What to do Before/During/After)

• Vocabulary Cards

• Rubric

• Journal

(Challenge Question, Vocabulary Words, Materials Listed, Planning Tools, Writing Activity, Math Problem, and an Extension Activity)

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Why Once Upon a STEM?

Creating a really great STEM resource doesn't happen overnight.

I learned, over the past year, that it takes what seems like endless days of hard work and determination to provide a great STEM resource for primary teachers.

As the STEM club coordinator, I always struggled with getting my kids excited about the challenges they did each week.

Not only did I notice I had a hard time getting my students excited, I noticed a huge lack of resources for them.

Of course my teacher manual was HUNDREDS of pages. Inadequate resources that left me looking for more activities for my kids to do.

I needed more. I needed books, extension activities, and guiding questions that didn't seem like a scavenger hunt to find. I needed parent connection ideas and suggested websites for my students to visit at home.

And so, Once Upon a STEM was born.

Inspirational. Meaningful. Impactful.

Thank you for choosing "Once Upon a STEM." I am confident you are going to love this resource.


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