STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
There is such a push in education to introduce STEM-related activities to students in the younger grades. However, sometimes it is hard to find experiements to do with students at such a young age.
This project is perfect for the younger grades! Students will try and build the strongest structure with a group using classroom materials such as: pipe cleaners, rolled-up newspaper, or toothpicks and gum drops.
Not only does this unit include instructions for a fun classroom experiment, it also includes a graphic organizer for students to make predictions about their structure as well as record their observations.
Students can then turn their observations into a research writing project!
Included in this unit:
-STEM posters (with definitions)
-Structure, Prediction, and Conclusion Posters (with definitions)
-Before Experiment Graphic Organizer
-After Experiment Graphic Organizer
-How Many Marbles-Experiment: Rough Draft
-How Many Marbles-Experiment: Final Draft x2
Graphic Organizers, Rough Draft, and Final Draft with blanks (so that you can stack any classroom items, not just marbles!)
**Make sure to print all worksheets flipping paper on the short-side (double-sided)
Feedback would be greatly appreciated! :)