Mr. Ferris and His Wheel Read Aloud STEM Challenge

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel Read Aloud STEM Challenge


Integrate STEM in your classroom at the End of the School Year!

Learn about the World's Fair and how Mr. Ferris built the first Ferris Wheel! Your students will love designing, building, testing, and writing about their very own Ferris Wheel!

Connect to a Read Aloud: Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

This STEM Project is a companion activity to Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Davis. The book explores the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and how Ferris built his first wheel.

Take students through the STEM Process!

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

Integrate Writing!

As an extension to the STEM Challenge, students write a persuasive letter to the World's Fair to persuade them to use their idea.

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.

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Material List:

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Straws

  • Colored Pencils, Markers, or Crayons

  • Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Davis (Recommended)


  • Teacher Instructions

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Build a Ferris Wheel STEM Activity

  • Persuasive Writing Activity

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