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Rube Goldberg: A Simple Machines STEM Challenge
Rube Goldberg was an inventor, cartoonist, sculptor, author, and engineer who believed that people preferred the hard way to do things. He gained notoriety by illustrating cartoons featuring complicated inventions that accomplished a simple task. Our unique Rube Goldberg Foldable and Research task
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Simple Machine STEM Challenge
The task is to pop a balloon- easy, right? No! This simple thing must be done in the most complicated way your students can dream up, while also working within time and space restrictions. This STEM challenge is based on the work of Rube Goldberg, and it allows your students to apply their know
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Automata Simple Machine STEM Challenge
In this engineering STEM activity, students design and build an automaton, a mechanical toy/simple machine. Great for STEM classrooms and maker spaces. Students complete research, plan, design, and build while following the engineering design process. This is a very creative and fun activity!What's
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Simple Machines STEM Project NGSS Aligned 3-5-ETS1 MS-ETS1
This FUN and ENGAGING NGSS elementary school Simple and Compound Machines STEM Project challenges elementary or even middle school students to design and build a solution to a problem at school, at home, or anywhere else and adheres to the NGSS strand 3-5-ETS1 Engineering using simple machines. Over
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Simple Machine STEM
This is a STEM engineering project with a fun nursery rhyme twist. Create a spider trap for Little Miss Muffet that uses at least one simple machine! This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork. This project makes

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Build  Peppermint Candy Catapult STEM- Simple Machines Engineering Challenge
Winter themed science can be super fun! In this activity Students learn what a catapult is and what it was used for, then are challenged to build one themselves. Students use a variety of materials to build a catapult to launch a peppermint candy! It can be a great addition to a simple machines uni
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Save Timothy the Turkey Thanksgiving STEM Hands on Activity
This holiday hands on resource is a fall STEM inquiry-based activity. Students will use their knowledge of simple machines to create a way to trap Timothy the turkey from becoming the next Thanksgiving meal for the Pilgrims. Like this resource? Save more than 20% off the unit. Click hereStudents w

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My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish STEM Challenge - Using Simple Machines
A fun culminating activity for your unit on Simple Machines. Read the Fintastic Fish-Sitter by Mo O'Hara and challenge your students to construct a "Fishy Protection Zone" using at least 2 simple machines! This STEM Challenge works best when divided into two 45 minute periods. Click preview to view
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Lever Launcher - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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Pencil Pulley - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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Inclined Plane Bean Bag - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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Archimedes Screw - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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Paper Plate Water Wheel - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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Wedge Boats - STEM Engineering Challenge - Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.This
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STEM Activities Pack: The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge
The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge is a set of 5 different activities centered around the story of a shipwrecked traveler stranded on a deserted island. After hearing the story of the shipwreck, students will read 5 of his diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something to help h

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Great Big Bundle of STEM Challenges - 15 Themed STEM Activities
STEM activities are a great way to integrate math and science into meaningful, hands-on learning! This bundle includes 3 themed-packs, each with its own engaging storyline. Students will help a stranded sailor escape a desert island, a group of explorers stuck in the arctic, and a pioneer family bra
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Ancient Civilizations STEM Challenges
Ancient Civilization STEM & STEAM Challenges Bundle! Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations!This resource is part of the Ancient Civilizations Curriculum BundleThese resources have science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with yo
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STEM Challenge - Project: Save the Oceans - Design a Device to Clean the Oceans
Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge. The Challenge: The numbers are staggering: There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea.

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Winter STEM Activities: Great Arctic Circle STEM Challenge Pack
The Great Arctic Circle STEM Challenge includes 5 different STEM activities centered around the story about a group of stranded arctic explorers. After hearing the story of the failed expedition, students will read 5 diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something to help the group m

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STEM Activities: The Great Pioneer Town STEM Challenge Pack
The Great Pioneer Town STEM Challenge is a set of 5 different STEM activities centered around the story of a pioneer family. After hearing about their travels west in the Land Rush of 1889, students will read 5 diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something to help the family build

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STEM Challenges - STEM Activities All Year Long!
STEM / STEAM All Year Long Curriculum Bundle! A total of 28 Challenges! Each STEM Challenge has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section. This bundle
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STEM Engineering Challenge Pack ~ Simple Machines
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom? As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some themes.
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Starter STEM Challenges Pack (Take-Home/In-Class STEM Projects)
From catapults to cars to an egg drop challenge, this is your guide to getting started in STEM! Each activity has an in-depth student activity sheet along with a guide through the engineering design process. Materials are cheap, but the learning is fun, hands-on, and engaging! You can also get the w
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ENERGY, WORK & SIMPLE MACHINES - Demo, Lab and Science Stations
Working in the lab and being engaged in science experiments is the most exciting part of science. The following Energy, Work & Simple Machines Demo, Lab and Science Stations give your students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn the science topic being studied. ***PLEASE NOTE***T
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