STEAM Design Challenges

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Are you an teacher, homeschooler or youth group leader looking for STEAM activities for your group? STEAM Design Challenges might be what you’re looking for.

Disclosure: I received books in exchange for this review.

STEAM Design Challenges by Creative Teaching Press

STEAM Design Challenges

STEAM Design Challenges books are from Creative Teaching Press. They come in different grade levels. They are designed for teachers but can be used by homeschoolers or youth group leaders too.

What is STEAM?

If you aren’t familiar, STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. So these books are full of activities you can lead that allow children to explore these topics.

What Does the Book Include?

Each book includes a year’s worth of lessons and design challenges in an easy to follow format.

After the getting started section, the books have activities for Life Science, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science and Engineering Design. There are a bunch of appendices too.

There are books for Kindergarten to Grade 5 and the one that is grades 6-8 combined. Each challenge includes the following:

  • Time for completion
  • purpose
  • teacher development
  • student development
  • standards
  • which of the STEAM categories it falls under
  • science and engineering practices
  • crosscutting concepts
  • vocabulary
  • materials
  • literacy connections
  • dilemma
  • blueprint
  • mission
  • steps
  • helpful tips
  • reflections
  • evaluation

I do wish it included photos of samples though. Otherwise it’s great. Definitely designed for classroom use but adaptable for other groups.


If you want to see the layout, you can download a free challenge from the Creative Teaching Press website if you make an account.

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