Holes STEM Challenges – Engaging, Hands-On Holes Activities


Take your Holes novel study to the next level with these interactive, hands-on STEM Challenges! You’ll love how engaging these unique, real-world Holes activities are, and your students will have a blast trying to rise to the challenge. With each of the four novel-based challenges, your students will think critically, problem-solve, and collaborate!


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These Holes activities will invite students to do what Stanley Yelnats, Zero, Armpit, and the other boys of Camp Green Lake must do. They will build dirt movers and design shelters while simultaneously incorporating measurement, volume, forces and motion, and more.
► What STEM Challenges Are Included?
  • Build a Dirt Mover
  • Design a Shelter
  • Construct a Water Filtration Device
  • & Build a Treasure Chest
These interactive Holes activities will bring your novel study to life while increasing classroom engagement & integrating multiple content areas. 
Additionally, you’ll receive a “kick-off” video to launch your STEM challenges and get kids excited about the Holes activities!
Each STEM Challenge Includes…
  • Teacher Briefing (Challenge, Concepts, Materials, Parameters)
  • Student Briefing (Challenge, Parameters)
  • Student Planning & Designing Pages
  • Data Collection Pages
  • Reflection & Rubric Pages
All you have to do is gather a bin of materials!
✎ For additional teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on teaching a Holes novel study!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Anoria said, “It is a great resource to use along side the novel. The best part is it promotes thinking and problem solving through real world tasks.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nicole said, “My students LOVED these experiments. They were soooooooo creative with each one. My ELA partner had the students read HOLES and I did these STEM projects in line with them finishing up the book. I was Madam Warden for the day in the classroom and turned my room into Camp Green Lake. So much fun and very engaging.”
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RL 5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
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Natayle Brown
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