Saturday, March 1, 2014

S.T.E.M. Lesson

This was a S. T. E. M. challenge for students to build their own fishing rods using materials, such as wooden spoons, sticks, yarn, tape, and magnets. This lesson ties with our science standard of magnets. Students followed the S.T.E.M. Design Process starting with asking themselves the problem, "How can I create a fishing rod using the given materials to go fishing?" (They had to fish for toy fish that I put magnets on). Then they brainstormed their ideas and planned their design by drawing and labeling their design in their S.T.E.M. Journals. Next, the students got busy creating their designs and testing them. Everyone was successful! We then thought about how we might improve our design. The kids had a blast! 

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