Pioneers and STEM
Pioneers and STEM
STEM Engineering Challenge for the Westward Expansion
Add some STEM to your history lessons with this fun hands-on activity. In “Engineer a Trunk” student groups will build a prototype of a trunk for a covered wagon.
Teachers are saying:
"This resource was a valuable part of Westward Expansion unit."
"This a great addition to my Gold Rush unit."
"Loved using this for our stem project while we were studying the Oregon Trail!"
Perfect for assessment of a student’s problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as providing insight into the challenges of the Westward Expansion.
We have included:
- role cards
- inquiry questions
- a rubric
- an engineering design process poster
- teacher notes
- student pages.
Looking for more history and STEM lessons? We have other lessons available including an Early America Bundle andEarly American Hands on Centers.
Note: This uses the same engineering activity as our Jamestown lesson.The graphics and themes are different but the activity is the same.
Ready for some lengthier STEM lessons? We have two bundles filled with ideas
Get Caught Engineering All Year Long- Twelve STEM Lessons for Your Class
STEM-A-THON!Get Caught Engineering with an Amazing Bundle of Activities
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