Margaret and the Moon Read Aloud Women's History Month STEM Activity

Margaret and the Moon Read Aloud 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 Margaret Hamilton Space STEM Challenge!

Help Apollo astronauts land safely on the moon with Margaret Hamilton!

Build a Lunar Lander STEM Challenge is a fun and unique way to engage your students during Women's History Month. Teach students that anyone can be successful in STEM regardless of gender.

Students begin the activity by reading about Margaret Hamilton and learning vocabulary about Lunar Landers. You can also use Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins with this resource to help students learn more background knowledge.

After learning about Margaret Hamilton, students design, build, and test their own Lunar Lander! 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 details is included to help students reflect and write about what they learned about Margaret Hamilton 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

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Straws

  • Tape

  • Plastic Cups

  • Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins (Recommended)

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions (With Example Photograph)

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Build a Lunar Lander STEM Activity

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • Student Test Recording Sheets

  • Margaret Hamilton Reading Passage and Questions

  • Informational Text Writing Activity

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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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