What would happen if the Gingerbread Boy swam across the river?
Before we started the experiment we had a group discussion about what they thought.
Then we tested it by placing a gingerbread cookie into a jar of water.
How could he get across the river?
After we discovered what would happen to him the children had to come up with ways that he could get across the river with out getting soggy and braking into crumbs.
Then the children broke into groups and set out into the classroom to make something that the Gingerbread Boy could use to cross the river.
Of course we had to come back together and test out what the children found to help the Gingerbread Boy across the river with.
We were very proud of our little engineers and their creation to help the Gingerbread Boy cross the river.
What kinds of S.T.E.A.M. activities are you doing in your classroom?
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.