Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: STEM Components & Careers
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?
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.
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.