WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITY BOXES?
In partnership with educators across the province, CME is working to develop and strengthen a future workforce with the interest, aptitude and skills to pursue careers in Manitoba’s dynamic and growing manufacturing industry. CME’s STEM activity boxes help students develop the skills they need to be career ready.
Students and educators can choose from two activity boxes, each with their own focus: building a hydraulic lift or creating a lip balm. Both activities connect with curriculum requirements and contain a sample lesson plan that links directly to classroom learning objectives. These boxes take the time out of lesson planning.Each box contains a short story (objective) framed around a problem in a manufacturing plant. Using the objective and contents of the box, students use their classroom learning to problem solve and create a solution.
The boxes include all the materials needed to complete the activity, a standard operating procedure (instructions) when appropriate, a career viewbook showcasing manufacturing careers, education paths and more! The boxes are designed to be handed out individually, giving students a personalized experience and chance to problem solve on their own.
To comply with Covid-19 health and safety best practices, all boxes are packaged individually to reduce common touch points and ensure social distancing can be upheld.