The Dot by Peter Reynolds Tower Builder READ ALOUD STEM™ Activity Dot Day STEM

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Create Bravely! Integrate STEM while students learn and develop a Growth Mindset through this Dot Day STEM Challenge!

The Dot STEM activity works as a great companion to The Dot by Peter Reynolds. This is an excellent International Dot Day Activity.

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

Aligns with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).


  • Teacher Instructions (with photos)
  • Student Instructions
  • Student Planning and Reflection Pages
  • Growth Mindset Worksheets
  • STEM Journal
  • NGSS Standards
  • Easel Activity Version that can be assigned in Google Classroom

Materials List:

  • Dot Stickers
  • Index Cards
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • The Dot by Peter Reynolds (Recommended)

What Teachers are saying about this resource!

"Love the incorporation of a read aloud into a STEM project!"

"Perfect back to school activity to introduce STEM topics and growth mindset."

"Awesome way to show growth mindset!"

"Looks great! Excited to help some of my kids feel they really can do anything!"


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


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