Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google

Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
Back to School STEM Activity: Marble Challenge + Distance Learning Google
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(28 MB|12 pages)
Standards
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
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Includes TpT Digital Activity Version for Google Classroom Distance Learning!

Integrate STEM in your Classroom at the beginning of the year!

STEM Challenges are perfect to use at the beginning of the school year as students are learning how to work in groups.

In this STEM Activity, students build teamwork and problem solving skills as they work together to transfer marbles from one cup to another without touching the marbles or cups with their hands.

The STEM Process:

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't. This STEM Project aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

Includes:

  • Teacher and Student Instructions
  • Student Planning Pages
  • Student Reflection Pages
  • Student STEM Journal
  • NGSS Standards
  • TpT Digital Activity Version for Distance Learning with Google Classroom

Material List:

  • large plastic cups
  • marbles
  • rubber bands
  • string

WHAT TEACHERS SAY ABOUT THIS STEM ACTIVITY:

"So fun! My students had a blast completing this STEM activity with their teams at the beginning of the school year. This activity really bought the students together."

"I did this the first week of school! Was a total hit!"

"This was great to use for a beginning of the year team building activity! "

"Students LOVED this! Great for learning how to work as a team and listen to everyone's ideas."

"I'm going to use this activity the first week of school as a way to introduce my new MakerSpace in my classroom. Looking forward to STEM activities in my class this year!"

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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a

situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can

be solved through the development of a new or improved object or

tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how

the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given

problem.

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on

how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the

problem.

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NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
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12 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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