Pigeon bundle of STEM Challenges

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    Here you go! Two challenges to use with the books: Don't Let the Pigeon on the Bus!! and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog.

    Don't Let the Pigeon on the Bus!! STEM Challenge: How about if we design a bus just for him? Your kids will have a blast designing a bus and learning about simple machines, like the wheel and axle.

    The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog STEM Challenge: Kids create a solar cooker and actually cook a hot dog!

    Each product begins with a short blurb about why use STEM at all. Then I review the standards they address and for which grades. Finally I review science background. I included teacher directions, the design challenge and a student planning sheet. There's even a data recording sheet!

    Have a blast!! Make sure to read the book by Mo Willems to them first!

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    More STEM units:

    • Bubble Gum Fun
    • The Pigeon's Bus
    • Sleighs and Spheros
    • The Day It Rained Hearts
    • Spaghetti Towers
    • Animal Adaptations
    • Slime
    • Flying Christmas Reindeer
    • Mad Tea Party
    • Building a Roller Coaster
    • Geodesic Domes
    • Hibernation Creation
    • Skyway for Peeps
    • Exploring Wind Energy

    #STEM #STEAM #SolarCooker #SolarEnergy #DesignaBus #MoWillems

    Total Pages
    30 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    2 days
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
    Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    NGSSMS-PS3-3
    Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer. Examples of devices could include an insulated box, a solar cooker, and a Styrofoam cup. Assessment does not include calculating the total amount of thermal energy transferred.
    NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
    Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
    Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

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