Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection

Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
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Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
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Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
Slinky STEM Activity with History and Literature Connection
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Common Core State Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
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Are you looking for fun STEM activities that your students will enjoy? I have the one for you! It connects to the books The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford and Slinky Innovators: The James Family. Slinky STEM Challenge will give students the opportunity to research the invention of the Slinky as they experiment with many important science concepts. Students will compare entrepreneurs and inventors. Your students will love designing, creating, and engineering. Students will problem solve and think critically as they complete their challenges.

Included in this packet:

  • Teacher Pages
  • Lesson Plans (Day 1-5)
  • Next Generation Standards and Common Core with Material List
  • Website and Resources
  • Inventor and Entrepreneur T-chart
  • Slinky Discussion Questions
  • My Slinky Observations (exit ticket)
  • My Slinky Observations (Science Journal Headers)
  • Slinky pictures
  • Slinky Group Discussion Questions
  • Vocabulary Cards: gravity, momentum, inclined plane, potential energy, kinetic energy, entrepreneur, inventor, spring
  • Test the Walking Angle: thin plywood board, Slinky
  • Design a Slinky Obstacle: boxes
  • Slinky Research and Writing Pages
  • Inventor Research Guide
  • Slinky Research Website QR-code
  • Design a Spring Sculpture
  • Engineering Design Page

*These activities work great in Maker Spaces, STEM labs, After School Programs, 100th Day Celebrations, Science Nights, STEM Fridays, & STEAM Labs.

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Lisa Taylor

Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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