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

Lesson Length: 15 - 30 min

Topic: STEM Challenges

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7

Objective: Critical thinking

Standards:

STEM learning goals

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.

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STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic, panel 1

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STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 1 STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 2 STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 3 STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 4 STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 5 STEM Challenge Reflection - Exemplar comic #2, panel 6

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

Activity: Students will create a 5-7 frame 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.

Resources:

  • A STEM Challenge Page for students to record their thoughts/process while working.
  • Example comic to print or display: Comic