STEM Week: Pool Noodle Party
STEM Week: Pool Noodle Party! Today we are thinking like engineers, using pool noodles!

Today’s Activities

Read it!

Engineers make designs to solve problems or overcome obstacles. Read this article to find out how a special wheelchair design helps a boy compete in racing.

Try it!

Engineers use scientific laws to help them decide what they need to think about when they design and build something.  Watch this video to learn more about scientific inquiry and theory.

POOL PARTY!!!  Who can build a creation with a pool noodle?  This will be a great activity for the ARCHITECT EXPO. 

Upload your photos of your finished product to Mrs. Dunlap by May 15.


Quick Write!

Here is an idea for a Quick Write from Mrs. Buteau!


Work out your math brain with these math problems!

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Move it!

Wheelchair racing takes a lot of upper body strength.  Use this Darebee workout to work on yours!

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