Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity

Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books Activity
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(5 MB|10 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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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. Students learn teamwork and problem solving skills as they work together to design, build, and test a tower that can support a stack of books.

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

Material List:

  • paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • books

What teachers are saying about this STEM resource:

"I'm excited to use this when we go back to school. This is our first year as a STEAM magnet and I think this is the perfect activity to introduce the students to the engineering standards in fourth grade."

"Can't wait to use this with my kiddos! A great STEM activity to get them working together in the first week!"

"Great activity for my after school program!!!"

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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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10 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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