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Lemonade Stand Design - STEAM Project

Teach Starter Publishing
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Reap the benefits of STEM education by inviting young entrepreneurs to develop a Lemonade Stand with a STEM education project.

STEAM Project – Lemonade Stand Tycoon 

This Lemonade Stand Design Project is a fun way for your students to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Students will design their lemonade stand and advertise it to visitors in this project. Students will use their creativity, analytical skills, organizational strategies, critical thinking skills and imaginations to complete different tasks to develop their business. 

The project provides opportunities for students to: 

  •  Design a lemonade stand and choose a name.
  •  Select an opening location, date, and time.
  •  Choose supplies needed.
  •  Create a lemonade stand menu.
  •  Advertise their business by creating a promotional flyer.
  •  Reflect on the lemonade stand and the design process.

Why is STEAM Important in Early Childhood Education?

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) education prepares students to succeed in their careers. The skills gained from STEAM activities extend far beyond the classroom walls. By experiencing STEAM education in elementary school, students develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn to be curious and creative thinkers.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to individual student work time, use this STEM project to enhance learning through partner projects or whole-class discussions. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist students with learning challenges by participating in brainstorming and listing conversations with them.

Discuss the different features and how those features might contribute to their overall design idea.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to create a large-scale depiction of their stand, write a newspaper ad, or create a slideshow advertising their location.

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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