The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Duo - PreK-2

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STEM Concept:  Weather and Engineering Design

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

Developing and Optimizing Design Solutions

This Storytime STEM-Pack consists of two parts, and includes all the materials you need to engage kids in science and engineering activities that address weather, 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 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
  • 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 Making the Windmill Instruction Card
  • 1 Making a Windmill Concept Card
  • 1 Engineering Design Card
  • 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 
  • A copy of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba

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