What’s Your STEM Superpower?

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

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM Components and Careers

Grade Level: 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will imagine a solution to a real life STEM problem by creating a STEM superhero comic.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with the components of STEM; science, technology, engineering, math.


  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
    • What type of real life STEM problems could our hero solve with their superpowers?


  • Brainstorm real-life problems facing kids, adults, and animals in the world today. Record students' suggestions on the board.

  • Have students select one of these problems for their STEM superhero to solve. 

  • Have students create an eight-panel comic including:

    • A superhero with a superpower based on a component of STEM.

    • Their hero solving a real-life problem using their superpower(s).


  • Share and discuss the completed comics.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Provide examples of STEM superheroes and assign them to specific students as needed.

  • Provide sentence frames as needed.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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