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Students will learn teamwork and problem solving skills as they work together to:
-build a tower out of popsicle sticks and cups
-build a tower out of straws
-transfer marbles from one cup to another without using their hands
-build a paper tower to support a stack of books
Back to School STEM Challenge: Cup Tower - NGSS Aligned
Back to School STEM Challenge: Tower of Books- NGSS Aligned
Back to School STEM Challenge: Straw Tower- NGSS Aligned
Back to School STEM Challenge: Marble Challenge- NGSS Aligned
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.
It aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
These activities would be perfect to use at the beginning of the school year as students are learning how to work in groups.
-Teacher and Student Instructions
-Student Planning Pages
-Student Reflection Pages
-mini paper or plastic cups
-large plastic cups
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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
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
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
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