STEM activities are amazing and your students will absolutely LOVE them! They foster hands-on collaborative learning. Students use questioning and critical thinking skills to help guide their own learning in these lessons! They get to build important character traits like collaboration, perseverance, cooperation, responsibility etc.
During STEM activities, students are given the opportunity to think critically about a problem and be creative in how to solve it! STEM activities are a great way to reinforce a growth mindset in ALL students. If plan A did not work, then go back to the drawing board and come up with plan B!
In this activity, students work together to create a shield/covering for their plants to protect them from getting eaten by animals. Creepy Carrots is an amazing mentor text that pairs well with this activity. This would be a great culminating task to teaching students about plants!
You can get this activity bundled with TWO other STEM challenges here!
STEM Challenge Bundle