Hello, my dear, spooky colleagues & parents!
This short post will share some ideas on how you can use the Halloween STEAM project prompt cards in your classroom or home to promote love for science!

Enjoy these 10 STEAM project prompt cards this Halloween!
Share them as homework and the children can enjoy the project with their family, or print them out for your classroom!

What is STEM?

Why add the A in STEM?

The addition of Arts to STEM to create STEAM is about incorporating creative thinking and applied arts in real situations. Art isn’t just about working in a studio. Art is about discovering and creating ingenious ways of problem solving, integrating principles or presenting information. Picture an architect, they use engineering, math, technology, science and arts to create stunning buildings and structures. Many people feel that adding the A is unnecessary and that the application of creativity and arts is a natural part of STEM, but others like to highlight it. For elementary aged children, in particular, I like to include the A to ensure that facet of learning doesn’t get forgotten in our lessons. Whether you prefer STEM or STEAM the underlying principles and practices are very much the same, it’s about integration of the pillars: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Stem Powered Family

How can you use these STEAM prompt cards?

  1. Select a card you like the most.
  2. Collect things you need to make this craft.
  3. Draw a design – make it as detailed as possible.
  4. Start making your design.
  5. Make a video of you making the design and send it to your teacher, along with the design drawing.
  6. Write/record a video or audio about the problems you faced while designing and making your project. What is your advice to your classmates?
  7. HAVE SPOOKY FUN!

PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THE FIRST PAGES OF THE WORKSHEETS

TRY TO USE DRY ERASE POCKETS SO THAT YOU DON’T WASTE PAPER AND THAT YOU CAN REUSE THE MATERIALS AGAIN. Thank you!

Explore the printable and the digital version

See the digital version in action

What do you think about using these Halloween STEAM prompt cards to promote designing and crafting with a pinch of science? Do you have some ideas for new Halloween prompt cards? If you do, please write in the comments or contact me via the contact page/messenger button at the bottom right corner!

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