This STEM Activity is a runaway hit with my students. They cheer when they see Boat Building on our agenda and your students will too! There is just something about a STEM Challenge to build a boat and testing it to see if it will float (it will). It is totally fun to watch their faces and hear the
I Can Build - Transportation Edition - books and anchor charts is an easy and manageable way to add STEM to your classroom with real photographs during a transportation theme, construction theme, plane theme, train theme, car theme, or boat theme! Blocks and manipulatives give students the opportuni
It’s the end of the school year, so your end-of-year activities need to be on-point to keep kids engaged! This boat building STEM / STEAM Challenges is perfect for summer – or any time of the year! It brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised
These three STEM challenges will have your students building three different items with a variety of materials. These three student-favorites are also best sellers! Building boats, building cars, and building mazes are highly engaging and you will see such great problem-solving!The three challenges
Foil Boat STEM Challenge now include DIGITAL VERSION for Google Classroom! Begin building community in your classroom while introducing STEM. For this activity, students must build a boat out of tin foil that will hold the most weight.The STEM Process:Students plan, design, and execute their own ide
This activity will lead your students through the process of building a boat!
1) Brainstorm and sketch a design
2) Calculate the cost of materials needed
3) Build your boat
4) Test your boat
*It's important to note that this comes in an editable PowerPoint, so you will be able to custom
It’s time for a STEM Challenge for the windy month of March! This challenge is part of a series all about wind-powered devices. These are great fun during a windy month, but can certainly be used all year! Your students will love building and testing these boats and then it's off to the races!NOTE:
If you’re looking for something different to engage your students as the school year is winding to a close, consider this fun and easy engineering design lab! Students must work together as a team to select the appropriate materials and build a boat that will support the weight of 25 pennies for 30
This STEM Challenge requires students to build a boat out of foil that will hold as many "pilgrims" as possible.
- teacher directions
- STEM Challenge Poster that poses the challenge
- specific student directions
- STEM process recording sheet
STEM Spaghetti Tower
Students will be delighted and challenged to complete these boat building Marine Engineer STEM challenges! Whether you are teaching about the ocean, community helpers, or are just looking for fun and engaging science activities, these challenges are perfect for students to work on whole group, in a
Enjoy learning about physical science, math, and engineering concepts with this fun hands-on Lego brick challenge. This is a NO PREP lesson plan, just print and teach!
This lesson was so much fun! My students loved making their boats, seeing if they were buoyant, then sinking them with gold. Adding
This is a great partner experiment that encourages creative thinking and problem solving. Students use a variety of materials to build a boat, and then test their structure in water. They must plan and execute a design with a partner, predict how many pennies their boat can support, and test their d
This boat building STEM / STEAM Challenges is the perfect end of the year activity, or for summer – or any time of the year! Bring the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)!The basic premise: Individually, or in partners/groups, students work
STEM Challenge: Stem Engineering- Problem Solving- Meet Wendell...the Accidental Adventurer... Engage your students in learning with this boat building hands-on STEM science/engineering problem solving challenge. Such an adventurous way to foster critical thinking skills!Students will work cooperati
This packet includes 9 activites for student to practice measuring boats. They will measure a variety of boats and will also compare boat lenghs. It is set up for students to measure with nonstandard units but they can use a ruler to measure as enrichment. Students will order three objects by len
This download includes 2 versions of the Build a Boat STEM Challenge (Play-Doh version and Aluminum Foil Version). Both versions include directions with questions along the way and a brief summary of Archimedes Principle & Buoyant Force.Edible Copy IncludedPlease leave a comment and rating to l
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This product includes challenge directions as well as a two page student recording sheet for a STEM boat building challenge.
You can design this challenge in many ways:
1. Have your students fill their boats with a certain number of pennies and create a time requirement. For example, all boats must
Please make sure you always have the most recent version of my products, I update my products all the time! I am a science teacher who is still in the classroom and every time I use one of my lesson plans, I think of new things to add. Please make sure you always have my latest version. Here’s
This STEM project is for the young learners that are not familiar with or ready for the traditional STEM project. This project only asks the students to use one building material, locking blocks or Lego blocks.
Their challenge is to build a boat that floats for at least 3 seconds, using only 3 col
This resource provides you with all the necessary tools to launch your Build a Boat Unit. It comes with 5 comprehensible lesson plans with all the activities and worksheets included.
What is great about this unit is that it can be tied into numerous literacy or social studies units. The design chal
This Hands-On Creation Laboratory allows students to research the concept of buoyancy and test their knowledge by designing a boat that they create from a small list of classroom resources. Students will gain an understanding of how we ship large amounts of weight by way of water transport, ship hul
An interactive pocket chart center to build the classic nursery rhyme, Row, Row, Row Your Boat. This is the type of pocket chart center the kids WANT to go back to, over and over. After you display the poem, and recite it a couple times, they become eager to build the poem using the word cards. Ev
In this lab project students will master their boat building skills as they compete with their peers to engineer a boat that will be designed to float as many golf balls as possible. This won't be as easy as they think though, because each group has to 'purchase' materials as they go and build thei