teaching resource

STEM Investigation - Build A Raft

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

A STEM investigation about floating and waterproof materials, embedded in a fun fairy tale story.

This open-ended STEM investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of two science concepts  -floating and waterproof materials.

In this investigation, students must research the two science topics. Then, they must plan, build, test, and reflect on their design.

This teaching resource includes:

  • build a raft investigation explanation
  • research the facts – sinking vs floating
  • research the facts – waterproof
  • plan and create template
  • testing template
  • reflect and share template
  • Gingerbread Man picture template.


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