Dead Bodies and Danger: STEAMing into Critical
Roadkill is a phenomena to engage every student.
Teachers integrate STEM and English, challenging students to design, build, and
sell a wildlife crossing to City Council.
Takeaways: 1. Innovative instructional sequences rooted in an everyday phenomena students care about; 2. Lessons that integrate science skills, critical reading, and meaningful design practices; and 3. Grade-appropriate resources (data, images, texts) for engaging students, regardless of culture or background, with authentic citizens science.
Heather Montgomery (Science Author: Ardmore, TN), Lauren Avant (Richmond Hill Middle School: Richmond Hill, GA), Ann Vitello (Richmond Hill Middle School: Richmond Hill, GA)