STEM Challenges

STEM CHALLENGES

Our STEM Action Team puts together a monthly STEM challenge for our entire school community! Each month, we will post a challenge on our Facebook page and you can leave a comment providing evidence of your finished product! Have fun with our monthly STEM challenge!

JUNE 2021 - STEM Challenge
Our STEM Action Team has one final challenge for the school year! The STEM challenge for June is to make a paper airplane and ask someone else to make one too.  You can ask a classmate, your mom or dad, your brother or sister, or even your grandparents.  Then you will fly your airplanes to see whose will go the farthest.  Have fun!



MAY 2021 - STEM Challenge 
Check out Tindal reading the book, Mayday Mouse, by Seb Braun as part of our STEM Project for the month of May.



The STEM activity is also introduced by Tindal! This activity is for each family member to create a foil boat, place it into water, then see how many pennies it can hold without sinking. Then improve your boat and see which family member’s boat holds the most pennies. Have fun!


APRIL 2021 - STEM Challenge 
First, watch Mrs. Lyles read Washed Ashore by Alicia Fenwick. Then, complete the STEM Challenge. Artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi is the kind of person who likes to fix problems, but there is one big problem she couldn’t fix by herself - trash found on the beaches. She created the group called Washed Ashore and they helped her, and you can too. She uses recycled items to create new and beautiful pieces of art and sculptures. So, your challenge is to create something new and beautiful just like Angela using recycled items that you have or find! Some examples could be to use a plastic coke bottle to make a pot for a plant or a glass jar to make a trinket holder or a sculpture to be seen just like Angela’s. Be as creative as you can!


MARCH 2021 - STEM Challenge

Watch a
nd listen as Mrs. Norris reads the book How to Catch a Leprechaun. Here is the video: https://bit.ly/2OeejEc

Complete the STEM challenge with these directions: St. Patrick’s Day is near, and those troublesome leprechauns will be up to their tricks and games! Leprechauns like to sneak around when we aren’t looking, make messes and play tricks on people! Your job is to build a leprechaun trap. Remember, leprechauns are super sneaky so your trap will need to be clever. Use things around your house such as shoeboxes, cereal boxes, etc. You might consider using construction paper, crayons, markers, glue, and glitter, too. Leprechauns are attracted to the color green, and they love shiny things! Good luck!   


FEBRUARY 2021 - STEM Challenge

Watch and listen as Ms. Bryant reads the book After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again). Here is the video: http://bit.ly/2L1stal.

Complete the STEM challenge with these directions: design a contraption using various materials (usually recyclables) to protect a raw egg from a high fall.