When coordinating STEM curriculum for grades 1-5, I am always looking for new ways to incorporate STEM in ways that won't require teachers to do a lot of prep or organization.
With this bundle, all the work is done for you!
This is Fairy Tale STEM Bundle 1 covers 8 fairy tales. It incorporates a study of Growth Mindset and STEM together.
There are over 200 pages of projects, fairy tale partner plays, STEM challenges and workbooks!
Why is teaching them both together so important? Students with a positive growth mindset are much more likely to take chances, think outside the box, and persevere when their first ideas don't quite work out as planned. This is ESSENTIAL for STEM study and one of the main goals of exploring STEM.
How Does It Work?
There are 8 Fairy Tales sets in this bundle.
Each fairy tale has the following parts:
1 - Fairy Tale PARTNER PLAY to read aloud. These are slight variations on the original tales. One character shows a growth mindset and which have a fixed mindset.
2 - Growth Mindset WORKBOOK printables to explore the concepts
3- STEM challenge: Each partner play ends with a building challenge.
Students use the materials you provide to create different things to "help" the characters from the story.
4- STEM workbook: Activities guide students through the STEM process of brainstorming, improving and reflecting on the engineering process.
This bundle contains 8 complete sets
(35 pages each) with lots of photos and examples of finished projects and workbook pages.
You can use any supplies you have for the STEM projects - just toss them into bins and you're ready to go. Some suggestions are: tape, craft sticks, glue, foil, straws, string, wire or pipe cleaners, small paper cups, elastic bands, plastic spoons, etc.
Fairy Tales in Bundle 1:
Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
Three Billygoats Gruff
Little Red Hen
Each of the 8 sets contain the same contents and format:
p1. Welcome and Rationale for Growth Mindset and S.T.E.M.
p3. Teacher Notes and Quick Overview
p4. Materials List + Main Elements
p5. How It Will Look Pre-organizer
p6. Introducing Growth Mindset Posters and Activities
p11. Introducing the Story – Overview
p.13. Partner Play
p.16 Growth Mindset Dialogue Sorting
p17. Which characters have a growth mindset?
p20. Introducing the STEM challenge + Workbook
p21. Workbook cover
p22. Collaborative Ideas Brainstorming
p23. Problem Solving recording page
p24. Testing + Improving My Idea pages (3 versions)
p25. My Collaborative Learning – self assessment
p29. STEM Process – self assessment checklist
p30. Letter To Parents (including blank version)
p32. Character and Setting Printable Props (stand ups)
You can now choose between this BUNDLE 1 (with workbooks) and BUNDLE 2 (with flip books!) Bundle 2 also covers 8 new fairy tales, but uses flipbooks rather than workbooks for literacy.
You can also get them BOTH together for big savings!
★ Growth Mindset STEM BUNDLE 2
★ OR STEM Mega Bundle for the Entire Year (Bundle 1 and 2 together)
for the best savings!
If you'd like to see a single set, you can choose from a Rapunzel STEM set (with workbooks) HERE
or a Rumpelstiltskin STEM set (with flip books) HERE
If you are looking for more Growth Mindset ideas for your classroom, you may like the
Growth Mindset Classroom BUNDLE
I appreciate your feedback! I hope you enjoy these activities as much as my students did. If you have any questions or comments please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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