Templates & Guides:
There are different ways to proceed through STEMBounce:
WHOLE CLASS (optimal for Gr.K-3 OR modeling the process for older students)
SMALL GROUP (optimal for Gr.4 & Up)
Note: This process could also be done individually, as it should be tailored to the needs of your class and individual students.
STEMBounce Teacher's Guide
SMALL GROUP TEMPLATES:
The following templates can be printed or shared online with students to complete throughout the process. They are geared to the Junior/Intermediate (Grade 4-8) level. A mentor text or a visit with a community expert is a great start to get students thinking about "Meeting a Need" or "Solving a Problem" in real life situations.
Student Planning Template: (Rough Draft): STEMBounce Challenge Planning
Student Sharing Template: (Good Copy): STEMBounce Sharing Document
WHOLE CLASS TEMPLATES:
The Teacher's Guide can also be used effectively as a guide to help the teacher lead a whole class through the process, starting with a planning discussion at the primary level (Grade K-3) or beyond (Grade 4 & up). A mentor text is often a great way to introduce "needs" or "problems" faced by some of their favourite book characters. In the example below, Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt was used as a starting point. Community partners are also a great "Minds On" activity to begin a discussion.
STEMBounce Teacher's Guide: STEMBounce Teacher's Guide
Whole Class Sharing Template: (Good Copy): STEMBounce Whole Class Sharing Document