Mae Among the Stars Read Aloud Black History Month STEM Activity

Mae Among the Stars Read Aloud Black History Month STEM Activity

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Engage Students with Mae Jemison STEM Challenge!

Students love learning about Mae Jemison by completing this STEM challenge! This works well for both Black History Month and Women's History Month.

Reading passages teach students about how Mae Jemison was the first African American Woman in space. Designing and building a rocket to launch into space helps solidify the lesson in a hands-on way!

Perfect companion activity to Mae Among the Stars by Roda Amhed.

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

A writing activity is included for students to write about what they learned about Mae Jemison during the project.

Aligns with NGSS(Next Gen Science Standards).

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Material List:

  • Straws

  • Tape

  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Yardstick

  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Amhed (Recommended)

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions for Building a Rocket

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions for Building a Rocket

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • Reading Passage and Questions

  • Writing Activity

What teachers are saying about the Mae Jemison STEM Activity:

"This was awesome, thanks! Loved giving my kids an opportunity to learn about a strong female in STEM!"

"We get to learn about an amazing astronaut and build rockets! It's going to be a blast!"

"Awesome STEM activity for Women's History Month. I will be using this for our Saturday School kids, K-6." - Shannon G.
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Black History Month Read Aloud STEM Activities and Black History Month STEM Challenges
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Integrate STEM in your classroom during Black History Month with these Read Aloud STEM Challenges!

Create a space capsule to bring Apollo astronauts back to earth safely with Katherine Johnson, build an air powered rocket shuttle to launch Mae Jemison into space, invent something new with Lonnie Johnson, learn the power of words with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and code astronauts to the moon with the Hidden Figures!

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

  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

  • Whoosh! by Chris Barton

  • Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

  • Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Amhed

These Black History Month STEM Activities are more than craftivities. Each STEM Challenge takes students through a process where they develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity and game, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, 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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