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STEM AND Super Heros
Looking for a great STEM all school event? Last June we planned an all day engineering event for grades K-6 that was a lot of fun. We used Super Heros as our theme. We have a blog about what we did with ideas and resources. http://www.getcaughtengineering.com/calling-superheroes-fun-filled-stem-day/
Wendy Goldfein and Cheryl Nelson
Get Caught Engineering
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Thank you Wendy and Cheryl for posting this idea. I really like how you have activities set out for all of the grade levels. As a middle school teacher, I am thinking many of the ideas can be modified to meet the needs of my middle school Design and Engineering students.
I love the idea of having a Maker Faire type of event where parents are invited to an evening of helping super heroes design and construct tools to “fight and thwart evil.”
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What a great idea!! I am planning a STEM Career Day for early May. I have not decided on a theme yet, but I really like the idea of using Superheroes or something similar. The career day will focus on 4th - 8th grade students. Any other suggestions?
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This looks great! Thanks for sharing. Our school theme is superhero this year! And we engineer like crazy in fifth grade!
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Such a neat idea!
Elena Reyes Lovins
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Thanks for posting! This is an inspiring resource with a lot of great lesson plan ideas.!
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How fun! All the activities get the students thinking and asking questions.
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Sandy and Susanne,
One of the activities we added this year to our family evening event was very popular. We collected various old computer and phone parts, added simple tools and googles and let the students "dissect the machines". Families loved it and kids didn't want to leave. The volunteers running it had a good enough background to point out and discuss with the children what the various parts were that were being pulled out. We were careful not to have equipment that had parts that could be dangerous (i.e.TVs and some small kitchen appliances were donated but we did not use them due to safety issues).
We know that next year we will have to increase that center's size and the number of volunteers as we anticipate the demand will be huge for that activity.
To add to your idea, Sandy, this hands on center could be used to have them take apart things and rebuild a fantasy something to "save the world"... (kind of like when Ironman was putting pieces together for his outfit.) : )
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