Once Upon a S.T.E.M...Blending S.T.E.M. Activities and Fairy Tales
Help me give my students hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities that relate to literacy. The Fairy Tale Problem Solving STEM kits challenge students to create strategies and build together while retelling familiar classic fairy tales.
This project expired on December 7, 2019.
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Lucky...yup that's the word I use to describe how I feel to be able to work with my amazing first graders! I teach in an urban inner-city school. My students are very diverse in their cultures, ethnicities, and abilities. This diversity is what makes our classroom shine!
Some are talkative, some are shy, but all of my students are curious!
They are excited to learn and I want to keep that excitement going throughout the year through engaging lessons, use of manipulatives, hands-on activities, and social inter-active learning.
This project is unique because it blends STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with literacy activities. Students will become familiar with classic fairy tales and then work together on the related STEM activities.
Students will work together to plan, design, and build structures that are integral parts of the fairy tales.
After planning, they will build the structures and through trial and error, they will discover the best design. Throughout this process, students are also building vocabulary and strengthening their speaking and listening abilities. Once the structures are built, they get to retell and act out the stories with their classmates.
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