STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set

STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
STEM Center for Building Bricks: STEM Mats ADVANCED Set
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Product Description
STEM Mats are SO easy to set up in your classroom! If you were thinking of trying STEM Fridays or Maker Mondays, or you need something more engaging for your early finishers than worksheets or reading, this is the resource for you. Not only will your students be working creatively to solve problems, they will be reading, writing, and using math skills.

Please note that this set has been designed for advanced learners or those who have already completed the basic set of STEM mats. These require higher order thinking skills, perseverance, and creativity! For that reason, I have marked these as "not grade specific." Some of the challenges are more difficult than others or have multiple levels. If you are using these with lower elementary kids, you will want to choose the easier option. However these challenges are perfect for upper elementary kids and even tap into math concepts such as multiplication and volume, as well as spacial reasoning and tricky problem solving.

Also, this set is NOT INCLUDED in the year long bundle.

What's Included
■ Instructions and sample images
■ Letter you can send home to parents, caregivers, and friends to ask for donations
■ 10 basic STEM Mats in bold colors (with variations for some mats)
■ Recording sheet options - includes full and quarter page options
■ Sample mentor sentences to help the students complete their recording sheet
■ Comparison sheet so students can alter the design and compare two
■ Decor items - bunting and engineering design process graphic
■ Blank STEM mats
■ Sorting mats to break down the creation - by color or brick type

A full set of ALL mentioned above in bright spring colors is also included.

Learn More
For a detailed explanation of how to use STEM mats and to see some of the mats included in the basic STEM mat resource, please visit this video. You can also download a free STEM Mat (the Supporting Document).

Want STEM Mats for the entire year?
STEM Mats for the Entire Year BUNDLE

Why use STEM Mats?
STEM Mats are easy to set up. There are hundreds of building challenge possibilities because each mat has design criteria spinners. A student can repeat the STEM mat challenge and end up with a totally different design. Not only does this make it different from other STEM challenges, but they also won't be comparing themselves to others.

What materials will I need?
You will need building bricks / building blocks. That does not mean you need to purchase expensive ones! I have found asking for donations works very well. You can even see if your local library has a building club and would be willing to lend you a bin of bricks. There are also numerous compatible bricks out there that are not made by the expensive brand. Check Target for deals on these types of bricks. Other than that you will only need paper and simple classroom supplies (pencils, paper clips, erasers, etc.)!

How can I differentiate these?
If you have advanced learners, you can take these to the next level. Ask your students to count the number of bricks used, or to complete the challenge wish as few bricks as possible. After all, materials cost money! If you have *very* high learners, you can even ask them to figure out how many possible combinations there are in the spinners!

Metric measurements are now included where applicable!

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Engineering Design Process Posters
Engineering Disciplines Posters
Engineering Posters BUNDLE
STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges
STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)
STEM Challenges Classroom Pack (STEAM)

STEM Tales
ALL STEM Tales: Fairy tales with a STEM twist! Ideal for grades 1-3.

Digital / Paperless STEM
STEM Journal for use with ANY STEM Challenge

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