Most elementary teachers are interested in integration of the arts with the content areas, so I have decided to create some STEAM challenge packs more focused on art. This one is based on the amazing Washed Ashore exhibit in which artists make treasure from ocean trash.
The five STEAM Challenges included in this pack are:
Plastic Bag Jellyfish Challenge
Plastic Bottle Starfish Challenge
Pop Can Eel Challenge
Scrap Paper Clown Fish Challenge
Cardboard Tube Octopus Challenge
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place these challenges, one per table, and the students rotate around the room in order to complete them. There are no right or wrong answers, many different solutions will work! You could also rotate these challenges through a science center. I plan to complete them as a whole class activity, one per day during our ocean unit. I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
These activities are great to use during anytime of year. You can use all of them or just pick and choose! The materials are easy to find and I even included some information about the animals! This pack is a great one to use when discussing the problem of ocean pollution!
Art + Engineering = Engaged Students!