Paul Bunyan Problem Solving STEM Kit

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Contents

  • 4 wagon wheels
  • 8 clips
  • 10 shorter logs
  • 20 longer logs
  • 10 planks
  • Tape measure
  • Weighted knapsack
  • Rubber bands—various sizes*
  • Story card
  • Teacher’s guide
  • 3 Student cards
  • Reproduced Planning Sheets
  • Product box
  • Plastic storage case

Overview

Kids explore the legend of Paul Bunyan—then design a wagon to carry his heavy knapsack! The kit helps kids discover the STEM in a classic folk tale—inspiring them to use hands-on materials to design, build and test a working wagon…then improve their design like real engineers! This kit comes with a STEM-focused story card, student challenge cards, a detailed lesson plan and a reproducible design sheet—plus 52 pieces to build a wagon, a 2-pound, weighted knapsack, rubber bands, and a tape measure.

Loan Period and Fines

This item is part of the LoT Jr. collection and the loan period is two weeks. 
A 20¢ per day fee will be applied if material is returned late. 

We know that our LoT Jr. Things often contain many small pieces. Please don't let a small missing piece stop you from returning an item, CADL often has small replacement parts and replace with no to minimal charge.

Documentation

CADL circulates many unexpected items. Many have different loan rules. See the quick details here. Item's individual pages have further details.

Library of Things (LOT)

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • patrons ages 18+ only
  • must sign agreement
  • patrons may only check out 1 Thing at a time (patrons may still check out other items that are not in LOT collection)
  • adult patrons may check out 1 LOT Thing and 1 LOT Jr Thing at a time
  • late fines vary

LOT Jr.

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • adult and youth cards
  • late fines 20¢/day
  • patrons may only check out 1 LOT Jr Thing at a time (patrons may still check out other items that are not in LOT collection)
  • look for the Junior tag on the image or item's page to identify

Raising Reader Backpacks (RRB)

  • check out for 3 weeks
  • any age
  • late fines 20¢/day 

Passes

  • vary by pass, read pass details