Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge

Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
Bridge to Terabithia STEM Challenge
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In a curriculum that is constantly asking us to "dig deeper" and "get it all in," I was looking for a way to make sure that my technology and engineering tasks were still connecting in the literature units that we were completing in class. When I looked at the technology and engineering standards that Indiana has placed in their mix of state and Common Core standards, I found that STEM activities were easily incorporated when using the setting of the literature we were reading.

This STEM challenge is building a bridge, using only newspaper and masking tape, that will hold a doll/stuffed animal for a set amount of time. Students go through the design loop process and create a prototype and test their work, to see if improvements and adjustments need to be made.

Included in this specific activity are tips for the teacher, a copy of the design loop, the lab form for students to fill out and use as they construct their bridge and collaborate with their fellow engineers, as well as a rubric for assessing their progress (not necessarily their result). Pictures of how this project was completed in my classroom are also provided.
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7 pages
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1 hour
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