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
Alert Sounds                Alert Sounds - SMART Notebook
     Text Connections: My Five Senses; Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City

Humpty Dumpty
     Text Connection:  Red, Green, Blue: A First Look at Colors

REACH STEM Enrichment Lesson:   Rosie's Walk       Examples of Products

ELA Unit 2
Balancing Act
     Text Connection: Apples Up on Top

ELA Unit 3
Getting Max Home
     Text Connection: Where the Wild Things Are

ELA Unit 4
Candle Holder
     Text Connections:  Kwanzaa; Diwali; Chanukah; El Dia de los Muertos Rookie Readers

ELA Unit 5
Design a Watercraft  
     Text Connection: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship 

ELA Unit 6

Design a Creature
     Text Connection: From Tadpole to Frog or 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Marshmallow Towers
     Text Connection: Kate and the Beanstalk or Jack and the Beanstalk


Online STEM Resources  list of resources found online