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First Grade STEM Activity in Mrs. Tonelli’s Room

We are using STEM investigations as we begin our forces, motion, and materials unit in science.  We started by reading “The Three Little Pigs” and gave each student a set of materials to build a house that will withstand a force.  Our force, wind from a blow dryer, has a gentle breeze setting and a hurricane setting.  We’ll see whose designs will hold up and then ask students how their designs would change on their next attempts.

 

Mallory Fischer in the designing phase.
 

Noah DeLong is ready to test his design.