Guarding Gingerbread Man Using STEM

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Third-grade students at Rhame designed a hiding place for the gingerbread man during a STEM activity. Students were given a task to prevent the fox from getting to the gingerbread man by using marshmallows and toothpicks as their building materials. 

The activity was a culmination of a month-long integrative unit, where students read different versions of the classic fairytale and wrote their own creative narratives based on the original. In addition, they also learned about the history of gingerbread cookies. 

The groups had fun and learned that working as a team would help them become successful.