STEM SQUARES are student choice boards that encourage children to have a choice in the tasks that they complete in a Maker Space, STEM class or as homework.
These tasks promote creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Each STEM - MAKER choice board is themed to allow teachers to align STEM SQUARES to their classroom topics. Having themed choice boards encourages students to build on their knowledge of the topic as they progress through the tasks.
The tasks are kept open-ended to allow students to fulfill their innovative and creative potential. They are a perfect compliment to any MakerSpace, STEM center, Science Center or classroom homework schedule.
STEM SQUARES is a creative way to encourage families to take part in a project together at home.
Students may cross off or color in squares for the tasks as they complete them, and you may choose to require students to complete a certain number of tasks each month.
Includes the following:
6 different themed student choice boards each with 8 tasks to choose from
48 different activities
-Parent Letter to send Home
-Index List of all tasks included
Self Reflection Worksheets and Rubric 3 pages
- Design Brief template
- Design Modification template
- Test and Evaluation template
Ideas for use
HOMEWORK - STEM SQUARES can be given as a homework assignment. There are between 4 and 7 tasks on each sheet. Once the tasks are completed students can bring the completed 3D shape into school as a visual representation that they completed it.
EARLY FINISHES - STEM SQUARES can be used as a choice board for early finishers. These are great to extend students and get them thinking differently. STEM SQUARES require the use of a lot of problem solving skills
STUDENT LED CHOICES - STEM SQUARES can be used to lead your maker space or junk modelling ideas. Students can choose which tasks to complete.
WHOLE CLASS - You can use STEM SQUARES with the whole class, the entire class can be given one challenge from the card per week/session.
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