The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity

The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
The Gingerbread Boy Gumdrop Bridge STEM Activity
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Integrate STEM in your classroom this Christmas Season with this Gingerbread STEM Challenge!

Students design and build their very own Gumdrop Bridge! An excellent companion activity to the book The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski.

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.

After students complete the gingerbread STEM project, they write a new ending to The Gingerbread Boy.

Aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Student Instructions
  • Student Planning Pages
  • STEM Journal
  • Narrative Writing Activity
  • Common Core and NGSS Standards

Materials Needed

  • Gumdrops
  • Toothpicks
  • The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski (Recommended)

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ALIGNS TO NGSS

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

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.

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on

how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the

problem.

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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