Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 15 - 30 mins

Topic: STEM Challenges

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students can reflect after completing a STEM challenge to show their thought process and reflect upon the results.

Know Before You Start: This reflection can be used after any STEM challenge.

Hook: Summarize the problem you were faced with in your STEM challenge.

Activity: Students will create a five-to-seven-panel comic to reflect on the planning process and success of any STEM challenge:

  • Describe the problem.
  • What is your plan?
  • What materials did you use?
  • What was successful?
  • What would you change for next time?

Closure: Students will share the outcome of their challenge with another peer or small group.


  • Provide visuals, or take pictures of each step for student reference.
  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.
  • Display the sample comic during reflection time.


Suggested Story Starters: