The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 3-Part Grades PreK-2

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STEM Concept:  Weather, Energy, Engineering Design

Weather is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature.

Sunlight warms Earth’s surface.

Developing and Optimizing Design Solutions

This Storytime STEM-Pack consists of three parts, and includes all the materials you need to engage kids in science and engineering activities that address weather, energy, and engineering design.  After reading the story, children compare weather in their local area with the weather in William’s village, and make weather observations. In Part 2, children explore that sunlight warms with Earth by experimenting with ice cubes and examine a playground photo for areas of hot (sun) and cold (shade), reinforcing their learning with sun and shade cards. In Part 3 children engage in an engineering design task, making a windmill, just as William did in the story. Included in this set, you'll find:

  • Detailed instructions (i.e., lesson plan) for the learning activities
  • Eight  4 oz white cups 
  • 24 red and blue pencils 
  • 1 pack of small post-it notes 
  • 8 sets of 20 foam shapes each
  • 80 mini craft sticks 
  • 4 rolls of clear tape 
  • 100  toothpicks
  • 2 sticks of modeling clay
  • 16 bamboo skewers 
  • 16 paper straws 
  • 1 Facilitator Guide Part 1
  • 1 Comparing Weather Teacher Card 
  • Word Wall Cards to use in context
  • 25 Comparing Weather Recording Sheets (black and white)
  • 25 Weather Recording Sheets (black and white)
  • 1 Facilitator Guide Part 2
  • 1 Playground Teacher Card
  • 25 Playground Recording Sheets (black and white) 
  • 6 Sun and Shade Cards
  • 1 Facilitator Guide Part 3
  • 1 Making the Windmill Instruction Card
  • 1 Making a Windmill Concept Card
  • 1 Engineering Design Card
  • A copy of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba

Each of the three parts takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.  This STEM-pack is suitable for grades PreK-2.