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STEM: Stem Engineering- Problem Solving- Meet Wendell...the Accidental Adventurer... Engage your students in learning with this boat building hands-on STEM science/engineering problem solving challenge. Such an adventurous way to foster critical thinking skills!

Students will work cooperatively to complete STEM: Operation Wind for Wendell, as they work to create a fully functional sailboat for our adventurer Wendell. Your students will love this STEM project with personality as they build a boat for their new friend, Wendell! This is the second installment in the Wendell STEM Adventure series. STEM 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 STEM challenge can correlate to any unit on explorers, transportation, sailing, ships, innovations in technology, or just a fun and exciting stand alone STEM project!!

Included in this STEM product:
Teaching Guidelines
Background Story with photos to introduce task to students
Project Criteria
Parent Letter
Engineering Process Overview
Group Job Descriptions
Student Brainstorming Sheet
Student Problem Solving Challenge Results
Grading Rubric
Individual Reflection Sheet
Group Reflection Sheet

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For more STEM adventures try::
Operation Worm Rescue- A Wendell Worm STEM adventure
STEM Project- Eggstronaut Orbiter

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European Explorers Flip Book and Buddy Projects
Easter Candy Opinion Writing Unit
Mother's Day Writing and Gifts
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Spelling Contract
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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
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