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A hands-on STEM Educational Experience is a project-based educational unit that challenges students to assemble a 3-D puzzle and describe the assembly process by developing an instruction manual.  It develops:

PROBLEM SOLVING               COOPERATIVE DISCOVERY               EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

LEARNING BY BUILDING


MATH


LANGUAGE ARTS

 

MEDIA LITERACY


DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING
EXTENSION

problem solving  spatial relations               cooperative learning & discovery        critical thinking 
                 
ruler measurement skills        applied math skills                    
instruction manual writing develops:
technical writing skills sequencing of tasks
classification of components     end-user perspective

creating an instructional video develops skills to present information with effective use of multi-media

building a unique, fun take-home project (puzzle maze game) to reinforce classroom learning while honing hand-eye coordination, perception and concentration!