Amelia Earhart Women's History Month STEM Activity

Amelia Earhart Women's History Month STEM Activity

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Integrate STEM and Social Studies in your classroom during Women's History Month with this Amelia Earhart STEM Challenge!

Travel through the skies with Amelia Earhart! Build an Airplane STEM Challenge is a fun and unique way to engage your students during Women's History Month. Teach students that anyone can be a successful pioneer in industry regardless of gender.

Students begin the activity by reading about Amelia Earhart and learning vocabulary on different aspects of flight (thrust, lift, drag, weight, and force). You can also use I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer with this resource to help students learn more background knowledge.

Students design, build, and test their own Airplane! After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

BONUS: An informational writing activity using topic sentence and supporting text is included to help students reflect and write about what they learned about Amelia Earhart during the STEM Activity!

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

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Material List:

  • Scissors

  • Popsicle Sticks

  • Cardstock

  • Tape

  • Rulers or Yardsticks

  • I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer (Recommended)

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions (With Example Photograph)

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Build an Airplane STEM Activity

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • Student Test Recording Sheets

  • Amelia Earhart Reading Passage and Questions

  • Informational Text Writing Activity

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Aligns to NGSS

K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

K-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

K-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

3-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

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Women's History Month Read Aloud STEM Activities and STEM Challenges Bundle
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Integrate STEM and Social Students in your classroom during Women's History Month with these Read Aloud STEM Challenges!

Teach students that anyone can be successful in STEM and important leaders in our world regardless of gender.

Build a lunar lander to help Apollo Astronauts land on the moon with Margaret Hamilton. Write and decipher binary code with Grace Hopper. Engineer a plane to fly around the world with Amelia Earhart. Create a code with the original code maker, Ada Lovelace. Engineer the Scales of Justice with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Includes 5 Women's History Month Read Aloud Activities and lessons as amazing companion activities to our favorite Women's History Month Read Alouds:

  • Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

  • I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer

  • Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

  • Ada Lovelace and The Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark or Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers by Tanya Lee Stone

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