Elementary STEAM or STEM Challenges are fun for all ages! From Kindergarten to fifth grade, grab a buddy class and jump into the Earth Day Maker Space Challenge. This unit is designed for one lower elementary class working with one upper elementary class. It is possible for you to do this project on your own, but the worksheets are designed for some assistance from the older buddy.
Earth Day Maker Space Challenge is an amazing experience for students to create a solution to reducing human impact on earth while focusing on recycling and reusing. This activity can be done any time of the year, I chose to incorporate this activity with our Earth Day because it was built upon everything we had done so far in the year, and had a very “green” theme. It incorporates a lot of math because the students have a set budget, and will have to manage their money to complete the project successfully .
This unit is designed to take approx. 4-5 sessions, if you are meeting with your buddies once a week. Each session should be 35min-1hr.
This product includes;
Material Shopping list
Printable “STEAM Money” and glue gun passes
“Shopping” price list
Printable and Projectable Engineering Design Process
4 Student Assignment Pages
Write the room cards and recording sheet
Science Journal/Word wall cards
Differentiated Science Journal Prompts
Earth Day Maker Space Challenge is also available in my Buddy Up! All Year Bundle, along with 8 additional full STEAM/STEM units. If you own the bundle then you already have Earth Day Maker Space Challenge. Want them all? You can save 20% by choosing the bundle!
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