In the HOME SWEET HOME challenge, students design a temporary zoo habitat for an animal that meets its needs and addresses some wants. STEAMvestigations are stand-alone subject-focused investigations that help kids ask questions, dream up ideas, draw concepts, design, and test prototype ideas before redesigning a final model. This challenge is also part of the STEAMstart: BioDome Bees Unit.
The guides for this activity include:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "HOME SWEET HOME"
You supply recycled materials, tapes and glues, cardboard or cardstock or paper plates, chenille strips, straws or dowels, pulleys and strings, paper, crayons, and scissors
Half-class or full-class materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation. To introduce the full STEAMstart Unit including 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and a culminating Unit Challenge, order the STEAMstart BioDome Bees Unit for camps, clubs, and after school programs.