Early Byzantine STEM & STEAM Challenges
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Middle Ages and Medieval Times
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!
There are 2 Early Byzantine STEM Challenges in this pack.
Each STEM Challenge has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. Hagia Sophia Marble Run
Using a list of supplies, students must design a Hagia Sophia structure that contains a marble run track. The goal of the stem challenge is to create a design that has the longest properly-functioning marble run track. The marble run can travel up, down, around, or inside the Hagia Sophia structure. Using planning pages (included in the resource), the Hagia Sophia model must have similar dimensions and structures from the actual floor plan. Students must shrink the dimensions but maintain the proper ratio. The structure cannot be taller than 2 feet. (more instructions are given in the resource)
2. The Counterweight Trebuchet Challenge
Using a list of supplies, STEM teams must build a counterweight-style trebuchet. Using planning pages (included in the resource), students must include all the proper parts in their trebuchet model that can successfully swing its arm using a heavy counter-weight to propel an object forward. The goal is to create a trebuchet that can shoot an object into the air and travel a far distance. The group that can create the most effective trebuchet (launches the furthest) wins the challenge!(more instructions are given in the resource)
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Early Byzantine Empire Interactive Notebook
Early Byzantine Empire Interactive PowerPoint
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