Valentine's Day STEM Project-Based Learning: Simple Machines (5 Day Lesson)


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Valentine's Day STEM Project-Based Learning: Simple Machines (5 Day Lesson)


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Are you looking for more extensive hands-on STEM challenges for your students? Check out this Valentine’s Day STEM project-based learning activity! This is a perfect STEM activity for the winter months! It’s aligned with language arts (ELA) standards, math standards (symmetry and data plots), and science / engineering standards (NGSS). I recommend this project for grades 3, 4, and 5.


Print & Digital Versions of the Student Pages are BOTH Included!


*A sample 5 day lesson plan and rubric is created. Student pages are included as well. It’s all inclusive!


Science Concepts

Simple Machines (passage included)


Math Concepts



ELA Concepts

  • Speaking and Listening: Discussion
  • Main Idea & Key Details
  • Text-Based Evidence



Follow the process below to complete your project:

  1. Read about different types of simple machines
  2. Ask questions & further research simple machines
  3. Design a simple machine to help Cupid deliver a gift to the teacher
  4. Build the design & test
  5. Revise the design to make it better
  6. Make a new and improved design & test again
  7. Reflect


Supplies: A supply letter to send home to parents is included. Supplies will vary depending on what your students create. Some possible materials are included in a letter home, as well as a blank letter home for you to customize.


Rubric included!



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