Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage

Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
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Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage
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Looking for an Easter or Spring STEM / STEAM challenge activity to keep your kids engaged in collaborative, fun problem-solving?

The basic premise:
Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a carriage to hold cargo and roll downhill, made primarily of carrots.
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Note: This is the printable version. If you are in a 1:1 / paperless classroom, you will want to check out the digital option for use with GOOGLE SLIDES ™ instead.

If you have questions about which version is right for you, please feel free to leave me a question using the product Q&A below.


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Resource includes:


NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

Teacher Tips

- Links to STEM Challenge "How-to" videos
- Materials and timing
- Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
- Measuring results
- Post-design extension activities list
- Link to video walk through of the challenge

Student Handouts
- Criteria & Constraints List (color and B&W; editable)
- Design Analysis Handouts (2-page regular spacing and 4-page expanded spacing for primary students included; color and B&W)
- Discussion Questions (color and B&W)

Extension templates
- Top 10 Reasons to Eat Your Carrots Template (editable)
- Top 10 Reasons the Easter Bunny needs a Carrot Carriage (editable)
- Estimate & Measure 1 (inches & centimeters; editable)
- Estimate & Measure 2 (standard & non-standard with conversion table; editable)
- Measure & Convert (customary to metric & within metric; editable)
- Process Flow Map
- Create Word Problems

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This is one of five challenges available for a 40% discount in the Easter STEM Design Challenge 5-in-1 bundle.

This resource is also available in the STEM CHALLENGE YEAR-ROUND MEGA-BUNDLE at an even greater discount!

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Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified.

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group:

– Large carrots (4 – 6)
– Small carrots (4 – 8)
– Peeps bunnies (1)
– Plastic eggs (1)
– Plastic or butter knife (1)
– Straws (1-2)
– Toothpicks (10 – 20)
– Brass fasteners (4 – 8)
– Scissors
– Ramp (1)
– Simple ramp will be used to test designs (e.g. textbook propped at an angle)
– Ruler (1)
– Used to measure travel distance of carriages
– Design analysis handouts (included)
Optional:
– Cutting boards
– Rubber bands
– Balloons
– String/yarn
– Foil

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Please download the preview to see the challenge, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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What are teachers saying about Carrot Carriage?

“This was our favourite STEM challenge ever!! So creative! I just posted on IG this as #bestresourceever that TPT is asking for! I could not find you on IG to tag you! Thank you!” (Note: I’m @kerrtrac)

“My middle schoolers enjoyed this so much!”

“Students loved it as always! You make great resources!”

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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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