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The Ugly Duckling STEM Activity - Swan Goes Home

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STEM activity / challenge with a STEM tale: Swan Goes Home (based on The Ugly Duckling). STEM tales are a series of STEM challenges that are accessible for your youngest budding engineers; they use a fairy tale that your students are likely already familiar with. By adding in a story element, those students that might typically shy away from STEM activities may find joy in transporting themselves into a story to solve a problem.

Your students will help the ducklings escort swan back to his swan family. To do it, they will need to camouflage themselves to avoid getting eaten by predators. They will need to use basic map skills for this project. You will need STEM building materials such as cardboard, tape, and colored paper. You may also want to provide a small rubber ducks (I purchased these very inexpensively), but they are not required as I have also included printable duckling characters.

This activity pairs very well with predator/prey activities, as well as animal adaptations and defense mechanisms. It also has a map activity (provided in both color and black and white) so that your students can work on cardinal directions and measurements!

→Instructions and sample images
→8-page story book to guide your students through the engineering design process
→Printable duckling characters
→Map skills activity (provided in color, black and white, and miles/km)
→Coloring page
→Certificate of completion

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Engineering Design Challenges
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship

Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.
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