to record their data. A good book to connect is Crossover by Kwame Alexander.
St.Patrick’s Day STEM is also a great way to make learning fun, but also cover the
skills needed to be successful on upcoming assessments. There are 5 STEM March Challenges and within this
resource these skills are covered:
fractions, collecting data in a table,
averaging, writing, engineering, and critical thinking.
include: Gold Coin Catapult Challenge, Penny Towers, Penny Water Drops
Experiments, creating a Leprechaun Trap, and creating a Leprechaun House. Also, available in K-2 St. Patrick’s Day STEM.
St.Patrick’s Day Coding is also a fun way to introduce students to coding. Coding is a skill students need to be familiar
with. In a workshop I attended last week,
an entrepreneur was asked, “What do educators need to make sure they teach their
students to be successful in the future?”The entrepreneur answered, “Coding, coding, coding, and coding!”
developed STEM Coding Challenge in a School Box. Included in the resources are some coding
worksheets and some suggestions on how to make coding hands on. Students make coding bracelets or
Fun March Activities: