This tech-focused STEAMvestigation introduces a problem-solving otter in a read-aloud called "Archimedes Saves the Day." Elementary students help the inspiring Archimedes investigate ramps, spirals, and winches to lift materials. Students use the engineering design cycle to design, test and use data to redesign a prototype of an elevator made with recycled materials.
The digital download package includes the following printables:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "Archimedes Saves the Day"
* You supply recycled materials, tape, scissors, rulers, straws, and string.
Camps, clubs, and classrooms can introduce this STEAMvestigation as part of a 5-10 day STEAMstart Unit. Students take part in 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations plus a culminating Unit Challenge. Materials kits are available when you order the complete STEAMstart Polygon Island Unit for camps, clubs, or after school programs.