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STEM in the Social Studies Classroom

Canopic Jar

Student canopic jar

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can easily be implemented in a technical class like science or math. However, for English language arts and social studies, a teacher has to think out of the box. Recently, students at NCMS took on a STEM challenge after studying Ancient Egypt. Students were to create a canopic jar (used by Egyptians to store organs during mummification) out of a Pringles can, paint, and clay. There were specific criteria that needed to be added to the jar. When finished, students had to create a presentation to persuade the class to include the jar in an ancient history museum.

It is amazing the creativity and products students create. Even in social studies, STEM can be incorporated.

 Canopic Jar STEM Challenge Rubric

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