Best Picture Books for Teaching STEM: Just a Little Bit


What better way to teach STEM skills than through literacy?  This product is part of the series Best Picture Books for Teaching STEM, with each featured picture book being complemented with an engineering design challenge. (11 pgs total)


Grade Levels: K-6

Total Pages: 11 pages

File Type:  PDF Document File (Verify that you have an application that will open PDF files before downloading and/or purchasing.)

Product Description:  Elephant and Mouse want to play on the seesaw, but how does little Mouse balance Elephant on the seesaw?  With some friends of course!  In this design challenge, students work with their team to build a seesaw that will balance Elephant.

Using the Design Challenge flip-book (included), students work through the Engineering Design Process to success!

Included in this Product:

  • Engineering Challenge Design Brief
  • Alignment to NGSS Engineering Design Standards
  • Challenge Criteria/Constraints
  • Procedure/ Set-Up Tips
  • Debrief Questions
  • Design Challenge Flip-Book based on the Engineering Design Process
This design challenge complements the picture book Just a Little Bit by Ann Tompert, which can be purchased separately.


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