Cinderella STEM Activity

Cinderella
Posted on 05/30/2021
Gifted Enrichment
Six first grade students joined Mrs. Widmar once a week for enrichment where they examined vocabulary, context clues, personal narratives, poetry and fairytales.  In May they read Cinderella, and learned that fairy tales usually begin with "Once Upon A Time...," take place a long time ago, have good and evil characters, usually have happy endings and often teach a lesson.  Then, as a culminating activity, students completed a STEM activity. They designed a cleaning tool to help Cinderella. The constraints included using only a cardboard tube, string, tape, 4 cotton balls, 4 styrofoam packaging pieces, 2 straws, and 3 pipe cleaners. You can see their prototype models in the pictures below.

cleaning tool for Cinderella

Hey, Cinderella, try this one.

Need some help, Cinderella?

The right tool can make the job easier.

This one might help, Cinderella.

The inventors...
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