S.T.E.A.M in Stories activities are an excellent, cross-curricular way to integrate engineering and problem solving into your classroom. This booklet will help guide you and your students as they attempt to solve problems the characters in their fiction books are facing.
This S.T.E.M. in Stories Journal can be used with any fiction book and works best with a book that students are unfamiliar with. Stop reading before the character solves their problem. Provide students with time to work through their books as it guides them to solve the character’s problem.
What is really cool about S.T.E.A.M. in Stories is that students/groups may identify different problems to be solved.
Provide a selection of materials for students to use as they construct their solutions. Examples of materials would be: toilet paper rolls, clay, cardboard, construction paper, pipe cleaners, craft poms, cotton balls, etc.