St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenges (March)
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Science, Other (Science), Engineering
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
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8 MB| 47 pages
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LOW PREP MARCH STEM CHALLENGES VIDEO
This St. Patrick’s Day themed STEM/STEAM package is perfect to engage your elementary engineers in March! Three STEM challenges and one Bonus Brainbuilder are provided and can be completed as stations or in isolation.
- Wind-powered Maze
- Rainbow Bridge
- Leprechaun Trap
- Bonus Brainbuilder: Coin Chemistry
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Standards, Supply Checklists, and Suggested Read Alouds
- Digital Google Slides Notebook for Paperless Recording
- Key Visual Vocabulary Chart
- Photos of Possible Products
- Digital Anchor Chart
- Student Instructions
- QR Code Research Videos and Website
- Differentiated Student Recording Sheets (K-1st and 2nd-5th)
- Reflection Discussion Chart
- Grading Rubric
- Supply Request Letter for Parents
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Amy F. –
This week I used the Wind Powered Maze for 3rd-5th STEAM classes, and they loved it! During research, they especially liked talking about and seeing the wind turbines. I modified the challenge by giving each group a balloon pump instead of a straw. Worked great! I also used the rainbow bridge challenge this week for 1st and 2nd. I saw a lot more unusual bridges than I expected, given the simple challenge, but I certainly loved that they were thinking creatively! -Amy F.
Kathie G. –
Your stem challenges are always a hit. I do have to omit (the Leprechaun trap) or tweak a few because of our district has a “no holiday” policy. So sometimes simply doing the challenge in a different month takes away any holiday reference. But no matter when and how I do them, these challenges are thorough providing excellent background building information, vocabulary development, and a well-thought-out stem challenge with a literacy link. Thank you. -Kathie G.
Kerri Buckner –
Great unit for STEM. I can use this with my first graders in class and with my third graders I teach in an after school program. -Kerri Buckner
Casey B. –
As always, another hit with my students. They were eager to discover and built. I appreciate all the educational additions to the activity itself. -Casey B.
Donna M. –
The kids are having so much fun they don’t even know they are learning! My kinders were able to create and do the activities. Don’t under estimate the young ones! -Donna M.
linda methol –
This is a fantastic resource. I have used it with kinder, third and fourth grade and they ALL love it. It is another amazing product by Brooke Brown! -linda methol
Jordan D. –
Rather than spending time searching the internet for seasonal STEM challenges, it was worth it to purchase this resource. Clear directions, and easy to use! -Jordan D.
Kimberly Ruiz –
This was an amazing resource. COMPLETELY worth it and the time saved was immeasurable. Students loved the videos, book suggestions and the activities. The paperwork options were great for differentiation and the list of supplies was INCREDIBLY helpful when asking for donations and shopping! Buy this one! Get the bundle! -Kimberly Ruiz
learning by the lake –
We have one day a week with no specials and try to fill that hour of time with something engaging and fun, yet also educational. This was the PERFECT activity to use in the month of March. The students not only learned about force + motion, but also about persevering through frustrations, too! -learning by the lake
Lacey W. –
So much fun! I gathered and sent home all the materials for the rainbow bridge! Great success. Kids thoroughly enjoyed. Hope to use the other activities in person next year. -Lacey W.
Ursula I. –
I use these each month with my students. They love these activities, and they are a great way to engage students in problem-solving and creativity. -Ursula I.
Mackenzie S. –
MY students loved these challenges. I loved how there were low prep options that were engaging and how it provided a slide deck and videos for the students to get more of a background! -Mackenzie S.
Shannon B. –
This was such a fun hands on activity with our kiddos! Their critical thinking skills were beaming throughout this activity! I can’t wait to buy the others and really push the kids each month with more STEAM activities! BONUS: The kids LOVE to build and create! Let’s keep encouraging and motivating them!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for this bundle!! -Shannon B.
Meredith D. –
My students loved this activity! They were so engaged and I loved watching their little brains working to solve the problems. I also love that you always include videos and resources that students can use as reference and also to teach the concepts. Thanks! -Meredith D.
Jasmine R. –
My speech students had a great time with this unit. The vocabulary was awesome and I had the students verbalize the sequence of building the bridge using the new vocabulary. It was interesting to watch some of the students nervous to take risks in their designs, because they didn’t want to “be wrong.” -Jasmine R.