STEAM Provocation Cards
Looking for a STEAM activity to challenge your children?
I designed these 30 STEAM cards as stimulus prompts for children exploring concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These inviting prompts will help your children develop their higher order thinking skills by challenging them to think both creatively and critically.
The cards can be used with the whole class, small groups or individual children.
I have a play based classroom so these cards play a vital role as provocations in my investigation areas. When working with the whole class, I usually display the specific prompt straight from the .pdf file on a large screen. Sometimes the children work individually but more often I have them choose 1 or 2 friends to help them complete the challenge. I like them working collaboratively.
If you have certain curriculum objectives in mind, you can offer specific materials to build with. Very often, I will invite the children to choose their own building material from our classroom resources. Most classrooms have an ample supply of possible building materials. I’ve included a list of easily accessible and cheap building materials in your download.
You will receive a .pdf file containing 30 STEAM Prompt cards. They are presented in A4 format but can easily be reduced in size by choosing the tiled option on your printer. You might like to print 2 or 4 to a page. I do recommend printing them at a high quality to achieve the stunning quality.