What’s Your STEM Superpower?

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

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM Components & Careers

Grade Level: 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, 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.

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

Activity:

  • 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. 

  • Students will now create a five-to-eight-panel STEM Superhero comic featuring the following elements:

    • A superhero with a superpower based on a component of STEM; science, technology, engineering, math. E.g., a hero with super coding powers or math blast abilities. 

    • The comic should show their hero solving a real-life problem using their superpower(s).

Closure: Share and discuss student comics with the class.

Differentiation:

  • Provide examples of STEM superheroes and assign them to specific students as needed.

  • Provide sentence frames as needed.

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Allow students to create more than one STEM superhero.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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