March 21, 2017

April STEAM Activities

Hello everyone!  I am back to write about my recently uploaded April STEAM Activities resource.  The STEAM Activities have been a HUGE hit in my classroom, so I cannot wait to continue them for the rest of the year!!  The April STEAM Activities set also comes with five activities.  I again tried to incorporate every letter of STEAM's acronym (science, technology, engineering, art and math) throughout the month's activities.

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The first activity in my April STEAM pack is Amazing Umbrellas

In this activity, students will use a pipe cleaner and a coffee filter to create an umbrella for the standing rainy day kids.  They will first be able to get the rainy day kids to stand and attach the umbrella.

Included in this activity are an informational sheet to teach about why it rains and a graphic organizer included to help students plan and improve their creations!

The next activity in my April STEAM pack is Garden Growth

Students will plant seeds in their classroom.  Over time they will observe the plant to see how it grows.  It is great because it can double as a gift for Moms and Grandmas for Mother's Day!

Included in this activity are an informational sheets about Earth Day and what students can do to help make a difference.  Also, there is a page to discuss the life cycle of a plant and a page to record their plant's growth over time.

 The third activity in my April STEAM Pack is Recycling Bin Sort

In this activity, students will construct different recycling bins.  They will then sort the recyclable items into the bins and create graphs to tell how many ended up in each bin.  Included in this activity are informational sheets about recycling, graphing paper and recycling bin templates! 

Next in the April STEAM Activities is Easter Basket Building!

Students will build an Easter Basket using tinfoil and pipe cleaners.  They will then compare different classroom items to see how much their Easter basket can hold!

 The final activity in the April STEAM Activities is the Google Classroom and Lego lesson.
 Students will start on Google classroom.  They will move the colored Lego pieces from the left side of the screen to the puzzle on the right side of the screen.  This will help them build Earth Day themed things: a tree, the sun, a raindrop and a cloud.

While the students are completing the Google Classroom lesson, they can color the graphic organizer to then visualize what each item should look like.

Finally, they can use the graphic organizer to build with real Legos!  The Google and graphic organizer are a great way for students to plan what to build!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope these April STEAM Activities make Science class extra fun for you and your students! Enjoy!