STEM Design Challenges



Engineering Design Loop   
Graphic    Graphic with notes


The Write Tools
     Intro Activity - design a name tag

General STEM Challenges
The following challenges are written for K-5 use.  The challenge can be done as the "general" challenge or you can use the differentiated version for your grade level.  All levels (general and K-5) are included in the file.
    The Art Exhibit

    Get the Table Ready       
              SMART Notebook          Student Pages PDF  WORD  (more appropriate for upper grades but can be modified)

ELA Unit 1
Rise and Shine
       Text Connection: Dictionary of Idioms by Marvin Terban
ELA Unit 2
From the Quarry to the Canvas
       Text Connection: The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente

S.O.S. (Save our Ship!)
       Text Connections: Science in the Renaissance by Lisa Mullins; Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer  by Robert Byrd; Starry Messenger by Peter Sis

ELA Unit 3
     under construction

ELA Unit 4
Escape Through the Underground Railroad
       Text Connection: If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America
       Problem Solving Connection:  SMART Notebook     Student Problem Sheet

ELA Unit 5
     under construction

ELA Unit 6
     under construction

Online STEM Resources  list of resources found online