Things got a little "spooky" in first grade this week! We created our own monsters! This activity was called a monster STEM (or STEAM) activity. The letters stand for the following...
S - Science, T - Technology, E - Engineering, A - Art, and M - Math.
Students were given the task - create a monster who is 4 cubes tall and has 3 legs. There were supplies available for them to use such as play-doh, pipe cleaners, straws, and googly eyes. It was up to the student to use their imagination to create this monster!
How we incorporated all the aspects of STEAM -
Science: Students explored new materials, planned their work, revised their final product to make it better, and reflected on their work afterwards.
Technology: We posted a photo of our monster on SeeSaw
Engineering: Students had to figure out how to build their monster and how to make it stand up!
Art: Students created their beautiful monster using their creative and artistic imaginations!
Math: Students had to count to make sure their monsters had the appropriate number of legs and that it was indeed 4 cubes tall by measuring it.