Bucket Tower STEM Challenge

Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
Bucket Tower STEM Challenge
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A STEM Challenge featuring a bucket has turned out to be one of our favorites and your students will love it, too! This challenge is to build a tower (although not a very tall one) that will hold weight. Students have the goal of suspending a “bucket” within the tower and that bucket must hold weight. The best part is listening to groups explain why their towers need a bucket. Imaginative answers are one of the high points of this challenge- along with seeing those creative bucket towers!

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

STEM Challenges Straws 1 Bundle

STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Easy Supplies

Students will be challenged to find a way to use the straws to hold the bucket as it gets heavier and heavier when weights are added. They will make on-the-spot adjustments as they see weak points of the tower buckle or collapse. It’s engineering at its best!

★ You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes straws, string, masking tape, hole punchers, small cups, and scissors.

The package specifically includes:

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 6 pages of teacher directions
  • 2 versions of the constraints list
  • 3 pages of photographs
  • 2 versions of the lab sheet
  • Terms of Use page
  • Sample student answer sheets are not included, but samples of student work are included in the teacher direction pages.
  • In addition, the challenge includes a scoring rubric and an editable file. The pages that can be edited are the constraints posters, the lab sheets, and the rubric.
  • The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This proved to be a challenging task, but the kids loved it! They very cleverly found ways to make the materials work!

This challenge works perfectly with two others that use straws as a main material:

STEM Challenge: Straw Hoop Flyers

STEM Challenge: Geodesic Domes

Or purchase all three challenges in money-saving bundles:

STEM Challenges Straws 1 Bundle

STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Easy Supplies

You might also like this bundle that uses straws!

STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 2


You might also like these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge: Build a Zip Line

STEM Challenge: Build a Gliding Bridge

STEM Challenge: Cargo Drops

STEM Challenge – Building Ramps


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