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STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge

STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
STEM Engineering and Critical Thinking Challenge
Product Description
STEM: Stem Engineering- Problem Solving- Meet Wendell...the Accidental Adventurer. Engage your students in learning by having them participate in this hands-on science/engineering problem solving challenge. Such a great STEM activity to foster critical thinking skills! Your kids will love STEM activities from now on!

Students will work cooperatively to complete STEM- Operation Worm Rescue- rescuing Wendell from the top of his overturned kayak. This is a new take on an old STEM classic. Your students will love this STEM project with personality as they rescue their new friend, Wendell! This is the first 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 friendship, cooperation, 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
Photo example of set up and goal
Project Criteria
Parent Letter
Group Job Descriptions
Student Brainstorming Sheet w/ task descriptors
Student Problem Solving Process Sheet
Student Problem Solving Challenge Results
Grading Rubric
Individual Reflection Sheet
Group Reflection Sheet

****Be sure to download the FREE digital picture book that started it all, to introduce Wendell to your students before completing this activity:
Wendell Worm- The Accidental Adventurer: A Digital Picture Book

For more fun with Wendell try:
Operation Wind for Wendell- A Wendell Worm STEM adventure
Operation Drop Zone- A Wendell Worm STEAM Parachute Challenge
Operation Tower Trouble- A Wendell Worm STEM Challenge
Wendell's Valentine's Day Surprise- Opinion Writing
Wendell's American Adventure- Opinion Writing

Also, follow Wendell Worm on Facebook and Instaworm to see what adventures he's been on lately!! You and your students can follow his adventures and message him to suggest new ones for him!!

Click here to Follow TeachinginCali on Pinterest And be sure to click the lil green star above to follow me on TpT to be notified of the next Wendell Adventure Product!!

And for even more STEM fun:
St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge- Leprechaun Traps
STEM Project- Eggstronaut Orbiter
Gingerbread House STEM Challenge

Also for Back to School, try:
Find-A-Friend Activity
First Day of School Me Boxes Activity
Beginning of the Year Pack

For more fun with social studies, writing, math, holidays, art and more, try:
European Explorers Brochure Activity
American Revolution- A Revolutionary War Portfolio
California Missions Travel Brochure Activity
American Revolution Flip Book and Buddy Projects
Native American Regions Travel Brochure Activity
Thirteen Colonies Travel Brochure Activity
European Explorers Flip Book and Buddy Projects
Easter Candy Opinion Writing Unit
Mother's Day Writing and Gifts
Common Core- Opinion Writing Unit
Spelling Contract
Bunny Time- Time Telling Activities
Springtime Friends Art Projects
Bee Themed Sight Words Activities

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Total Pages
18 pages
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