Teaching STEM through Fairy Tales II- The Steadfast Tin Soldier

FairyTales_II

This week, students explore the tale of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.  In this fairy tale, the Steadfast Tin Soldier (who was the last one cast and therefore has only one leg) falls in love with a ballerina.  That night, a goblin from the toy box warns the soldier to not fall in love with the ballerina, but the soldier ignores him.  The next day, the goblin pushes the soldier out the window and after a few mis-adventures, the soldier finds himself back with the ballerina once more.

In this week’s challenge, students are tasked with designing and building a pulley system that will help the soldier get back up to the window ledge.

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Teaching STEM through Fairy Tales II- The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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