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STEM Poster
Lesson #8922

Concept:

Create a poster showing how math is the basis for almost all aspects of daily life.

Objective:

Reinforce STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the use of a poster and discussion.

Recommended Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

Curriculums: Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Engage students with creative posters that inspire the love of STEM! Use engaging shapes to demonstrate elements of science, technology, engineering and math. Inspire critical thinking and learning across curriculum.

Supplies: Cardstock, Chalk, Construction Paper, Crayons, Glue, Marker (Black), Patterned Paper, Pencils (Colored), Poster Board, Scissors

Teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cut a 20" x 26" piece of blue poster board for the poster.
  2. Cut five 6" circles using cream cardstock or construction paper.
  3. Die-cut three 4" Circles using cream paper.
  4. Cut a 5 1/2" x 11" rectangle using cream paper.
  5. Die-cut the word MATH using 3" Uppercase Block Alphabet and black paper, or hand print the word using a black marker. Adhere the word to the cream rectangle. Hand print the rest of the title (see Main Photo). Adhere to the middle top of the poster.
  6. Die-cut the Microscope, Space Shuttle, Mayan Temple, Computer Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse, Planets, Border, City Skyline, Plant Life Cycle and Cupcake using various colors of paper. Die-cut Triangle 12-Up using various patterned papers. Cut highlights and adhere to die-cut shapes. Alternatively, students may color die-cut shapes using crayons, chalk or colored pencils (see Main Photo).
  7. Adhere the Microscope and one Plant Life Cycle die-cut to a 6" circle. Adhere to the upper left corner of the poster. Hand print 'Research/Science' below the circle (see Main Photo).
  8. Adhere the Space Shuttle and Saturn to a circle. Adhere to the upper right corner of the poster. Hand print 'Space' below the circle (see Main Photo).
  9. Adhere the Computer Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse to a 6" circle. Adhere to the center of the poster. Hand print 'Information/Technology' above the circle (see Main Photo).
  10. Adhere the Triangle 12-Up pieces to a white piece of paper. Mat on a slightly larger piece of paper and adhere to a 6" circle. Adhere& to the lower left corner of the poster. Hand print 'Fine Arts' above the circle (see Main Photo).
  11. Adhere any sports figure to a 4" Circle. Adhere to the bottom of the poster. Hand print 'Sports' beside the Circle (see Main Photo).
  12. Attach the Cupcake to a 4" Circle. Adhere to the right middle of the poster. Hand print 'Food' beside the Circle (see Main Photo).
  13. Adhere the Mayan Temple to a 6" circle. Attach near the bottom right of the poster.
  14. Attach the Border, City Skyline to a 4" Circle. Adhere to the bottom right of the poster. Hand print 'Architecture/Engineering' above the City Skyline (see Main Photo).