STEAM Challenge- Parachute Building- Engage your students in learning by having them participate in this hands-on science/engineering STEAM problem solving challenge, and introduce them to Wendell as their year long learning mascot for STEM Challenges and other activities! This product begins with story slides that introduce Wendell and the purpose of the task. Students are given the criteria for the build, supply choices, and a scoring rubric.
Students will work cooperatively to complete STEAM- Operation Drop Zone- building a parachute for Wendell. Your students will love this STEAM project with personality as they work with their new friend, Wendell! This is the next installment in the Wendell STEAM Adventure series! STEAM projects are such a fun way to encourage and build a sense of community and cooperation in your classroom while fostering learning and thinking at the same time! This STEAM challenge can be used as an ice breaker at the Beginning of the Year, correlate to any unit on friendship, cooperation, innovations in technology, or just as a fun and exciting stand alone STEM project!!
Included in this STEM product:
Engineering Process Descriptions
Group Job Descriptions
Background Story with photos to introduce task to students
Design Blueprint Sheet
Individual Reflection Sheet
Group Reflection Sheet
****Be sure to download the FREE digital picture book that started it all, to introduce Wendell to your students before completing this activity:
Wendell Worm- The Accidental Adventurer: A Digital Picture Book
For more fun with Wendell try:
Operation Worm Rescue- A Wendell Worm STEM adventure
Operation Tower Trouble- A Wendell Worm STEM Challenge
Operation Wind for Wendell- A Wendell Worm STEM adventure
Wendell's Valentine's Day Surprise- Opinion Writing
Wendell's American Adventure- Opinion Writing
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More STEM Products available:
STEM Project- Eggstronaut Orbiter
St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge- Leprechaun Traps
Gingerbread House STEM Challenge