Pigeon bundle of STEM Challenges

Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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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

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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
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.
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.


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