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Exploring Packages Elementary STEM Unit (Grades K-2)

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Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM units were created to be easy to set up and adaptable.

Exploring Packages is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades K-2 in which students work in teams of two to four to learn about various types of packages that are used in our daily lives and to examine why a variety of materials are used in packaging. Students learn to design, decorate, and make their own packages.

This unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

See the Exploring Packages Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: K-2


What You'll Get

  • 2 packages of tissue paper
  • 12 rolls of masking tape
  • Package of check card
  • Box pattern sheet
  • 6 storage containers (8 qt)
  • 2 packages of paint
  • Package of paintbrushes
  • 6 wash bottles (250 mL)
  • Exploring Packages Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Structures Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Exploring Containers and Packaging Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Materials science
  • Classifying
  • Problem solving
  • Construction processes
  • Patterns
  • Engineering design
  • Problem solving
  • Designing to specifications
  • Capacity
  • Measurements
  • Area
  • 3-D shapes


  • Students Served: 24
  • Length of Unit: 2 weeks
  • Subject Area Focus: Math

“The units have a really heavy engineering focus. My kindergartners build animal homes. My second graders build park rides. Right now, my second graders are building containers to protect four cookies and give them as a gift. . . . I really love that at the K-2 level, the kids get to think and create and engineer stuff.”

– Deb Rouse, K-6 STEM specialist, North Cedar Community School District, North Cedar, Iowa