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Story Challenges Included in Volume 1:
1. Paper Airplanes
2. Building a Roller Coaster
3. Jelly Bean Structures
4. Tall Tower Structure
5. Index Card Structures
6. Paper Plate Marble Maze
7. Army Launchers
8. How Strong is Spaghetti
9. Making a Harmonica
10. Light Circuits
Bonus: Halloween Launchers
What each of the 10 STEM Story Challenges Will Have:
3 Illustrated Stories of Varying Difficulty for Differentiation
• Teacher Guide
(Challenge Question, Coordinating Books Suggestions, Materials Suggestions, Questions/Accessing Prior Knowledge Suggestions, What to do Before/During/After)
• Vocabulary Cards
(Challenge Question, Vocabulary Words, Materials Listed, Planning Tools, Writing Activity, Math Problem, and an Extension Activity)
Why Once Upon a STEM?
Creating a really great STEM resource doesn’t happen overnight.
I learned, over the past year, that it takes what seems like endless days of hard work and determination to provide a great STEM resource for primary teachers.
As the STEM club coordinator, I always struggled with getting my kids excited about the challenges they did each week.
Not only did I notice I had a hard time getting my students excited, I noticed a huge lack of resources for them.
Of course my teacher manual was HUNDREDS of pages. Inadequate resources that left me looking for more activities for my kids to do.
I needed more. I needed books, extension activities, and guiding questions that didn’t seem like a scavenger hunt to find. I needed parent connection ideas and suggested websites for my students to visit at home.
And so, Once Upon a STEM was born.
Inspirational. Meaningful. Impactful.
Thank you for choosing “Once Upon a STEM.” I am confident you are going to love this resource.
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