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STEM and reading is a perfect combination. This fabulous and quick challenge is inspired by a pirate book. Students will be building a treasure box to hold any treasure of your choice. The rules of the task are daunting- as daunting as a pirate!
This is a Quick Challenge. Detailed instructions are not included, although you will find that in STEM Challenges and STEM Activities from Teachers are Terrific! Rather, this exploration is just that- an exploration time with limited supplies and spectacular results! Your students will love the freedom of a quick challenge as they get right to work and learn as they go! You will love the easy prep!
The suggested pirate book is one you will love and your students will, too. It’s totally optional to read the book. This challenge can be completed without it.
The package specifically contains:
Simple teacher procedures and tips are included. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, read the book if you choose to, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!
Materials needed for the STEM Challenge include card stock, masking tape, and pipe cleaners. Optional items are scrap construction paper and glue sticks.
This was tested with 4th and 5th graders and was completed in 45 minutes. The teacher’s guide includes tips for use with younger students.
I know you are going to love this Quick Challenge!
The total page count for this download is 16.
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
Resource Creator & Teacher
Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)