Saving Sam is a great activity for building teamwork in your classroom. Check out the blog post for more great ideas!

Saving Sam is a great activity for building teamwork in your classroom. Check out the blog post for more great ideas!

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Free: Save Sam with STEM! With a gummy worm, gummy lifesaver, a cup, and a paperclip, students will work in teams of two to solve a STEM challenge. Based on a popular STEM activity, we have added the engineering design process to this free activity. Perfect for an introduction to engineering in grades k-6 or a staff workshop.

Free: Save Sam with STEM! With a gummy worm, gummy lifesaver, a cup, and a paperclip, students will work in teams of two to solve a STEM challenge. Based on a popular STEM activity, we have added the engineering design process to this free activity. Perfect for an introduction to engineering in grades k-6 or a staff workshop.

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Saving Sam -- Partners must save Sam by retrieving the life jacket from under the boat and putting it on Sam. Groups may use only paperclips. Kids cannot touch Sam, the boat, or the life preserver with their bare hands.

Saving Sam -- Partners must save Sam by retrieving the life jacket from under the boat and putting it on Sam. Groups may use only paperclips. Kids cannot touch Sam, the boat, or the life preserver with their bare hands.

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scientific method: Saving Sam  An excellent way to get students to explain their procedure. Have them write it out like they were explaining it to someone who had no idea what they were doing. 5th graders did this and loved it! They wanted to try it over and over to see if they could do it with less paper clips

scientific method: Saving Sam An excellent way to get students to explain their procedure. Have them write it out like they were explaining it to someone who had no idea what they were doing. 5th graders did this and loved it! They wanted to try it over and over to see if they could do it with less paper clips

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"Saving Sam" is a fun, simple lab that will get your students to start "thinking like scientists". Students are given a job: save Sam the worm. To ...

"Saving Sam" is a fun, simple lab that will get your students to start "thinking like scientists". Students are given a job: save Sam the worm. To ...

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After all the years I've watched these movies, I've never noticed this; Frodo saves Sam at the end of Fellowship of the Ring, then Sam saves Frodo at the end of Return of the King. My mind has been blown.

After all the years I've watched these movies, I've never noticed this; Frodo saves Sam at the end of Fellowship of the Ring, then Sam saves Frodo at the end of Return of the King. My mind has been blown.

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