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
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STEM: Stem Engineering- Problem Solving- Meet Wendell...the Accidental Adventurer. At the beginning of the year, engage your students in learning by having them participate in this hands-on science/engineering problem solving challenge. This is an amazing Back to School activity for team building and collaboration. Also such a great STEM activity to foster critical thinking skills! Your kids will love STEM activities from now on!

****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

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 the old STEM classic Save Fred. Your students will love this beginning of the year STEM project with personality as they rescue their new friend, Wendell! This is the first installment in the Wendell STEM Adventure series. This project begins with vivid color photos that set the stage for the activity and will thoroughly engage and motivate your students! STEM projects are such a fun way to encourage and build a sense of community and cooperation in your classroom while fostering learning and critical thinking at the same time!

Included in this STEM product:

Introduction

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

For more fun with Wendell try:

STEM Bundle- Wendell Worm

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

Operation Survival Shelter- A Wendell Worm STEM Challenge

Operation Water for Wendell- A Wendell Worm Solar Still 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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