Are you looking for a way to integrate creative (and even technical) writing into those STEM challenges that your students love so much? This is a great way to hook your kids into writing! Each STEM challenge has a limitless amount of creative writing opportunities!
STEM Stories can be written as an introduction for the challenge, or as a story of what happens during the challenge, or at the end of the challenge in order to explain the solution in a creative way. My students love to write the story introduction to the different STEM challenges we complete. We post the stories along with the challenge question at the beginning of the week and we do the challenge at the end of the week. The students always come up with unusual stories to lead us into the STEM challenges, and they are always excited to write them (which is a big plus for me). You can use a variety of different writing forms, including: stories, comics, advertisements, posters, etc. I included some templates to use or students can come up with their own!
Time to get writing (and engineering)!